HUNDREDS of people paid tribute to a father-of-four who was fatally stabbed in the back.

Yasir Hussain, 34, was found critically injured outside a Chinese restaurant on Central Drive, Birmingham, on December 4 and pronounced dead at the scene.

Around 1,000 people attended Ghausia Mosque in Nelson, the town where Mr Hussain was from, and paid respects to an ‘amazing’ man as previously described by his sister Siyqa Khamum.

Several family and friends of the former Burnley Spar store owner laid floral tributes at the Walton Lane cemetery burial, which followed the service.

A wreath spelling out ‘Dad’ had been laid by his children, Adil, 13, Malaika, 11, Azaan, eight, and Hazan, four.

The funeral took place a day after a pre-inquest hearing into Mr Hussain’s death was held at Black Country Coroner’s Court in Dudley, Birmingham.

Coroner Zafar Siddique told the court: “I am going to suspend my inquest to the outcome of the criminal trial to see what happens there.

“I would like to pass on my condolences to the family for the loss of Mr Hussain in these tragic circumstances.”