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Man charged with murdering Ukrainian music teacher in Salford stabbing – second suspect bailed without charge

By Dean Wilkins

A man has been charged with murdering a music teacher at a Salford flat on New Year’s Day.

Ukrainian national Yuriy Kozak, 46, died from a single stab wound to the neck at a home on Rodney Street, Salford –a post-mortem examination found.

Andrij Senechko, 46, of no fixed abode, was charged with his murder and is due to appear at Salford Magistrates Court today.

Yuriy moved to the UK nine years ago and his wife paid tribute to her ‘loving, joyful and always happy’ husband yesterday.

Yuriy’s widow, Helen, said: “Yuriy was a loving husband, father and brother to us all. He loved his family and was a real home-body.

“Yuriy was born in the Ukraine but moved to Britain nine years ago, and he was much loved by his local community.

“He used to be a music teacher in the Ukraine and taught children music at the Ukrainian Saturday School. He loved children and music was his passion. He played the piano and the guitar from being young.”

A 45-year-old was last night released without charge in connection with the murder but released on bail until January 9 for assisting an offender.

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