Emotional tributes have been flooding in for two sisters from Kenton who were found brutally murdered in a blood-spattered flat.
Yasmine Larbi-Cherif, 22 and 19-year-old Sabrina, were stabbed to death in a sustained and violent attack in the Ladywood area of Birmingham, on Monday.
The sisters' family, who live in Windermere Avenue, South Kenton, said they were left devastated by the deaths of their angels, who were dearly loved and very respected by everyone who knew them.
Sabrina had just gained outstanding A-levels results at Copeland School, in Wembley and was due to join her older sister to study at Birmingham University.
Friends and teachers were left stunned by the news.
Copeland headteacher, Sir Alan Davies, described tragic Sabrina as gifted.
He added: "She was an ideal student.
"Sabrina joined us in year 9 and made friends very quickly. She was such a bubbly character and her exam results were a credit to her and her family."
A fellow student also paid tribute, saying: "Sabrina was a person you wanted to be around and everyone wanted to be her friend."
The Algerian-born sisters, who moved to England with their parents 10 years ago, were found butchered in a rented flat.
Police sources claim there were signs it had been ransacked and said there was a substantial amount of blood inside many of the rooms.
It is believed that one or more weapons were used in the frenzied attack.
A statement, released by the sisters' grieving family, said: "With amazing skills and tremendous determination, Yasmine and Sabrina excelled at everything they were involved with socially and educationally.
"Due to their Islamic faith and open-minded upbringing, they were always humble, compassionate, generous and helpful to anyone who knew them.
"We are extremely proud of the way in which the girls lived their lives."
Police are quizzing a 28-year-old man on suspicion of murder.
He was arrested trying to board a ferry in Kent and investigators have until 9pm tonight (Friday) to question him.
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