Mohammed Abu Sammour, 49, was working for at a housing development in Lanarkshire, Scotland, when he died on October 28 last year, after he was allegedly brutally attacked and run over by his works van, he had fractures to his face, skull and ribs.
Widow, Fidaa Abu Sammour, 40, and mum of 4 children aged 11, nine, seven and two, said, ‘Police told me they had found a dead body and a burned van. Dead body, burned van. Those words told me everything. My husband was dead and it was not a normal death. It was such a terrible shock.’
Fidaa a computer scientist, who knew her husband form childhood, couple married in 2006 and she gave up her job in Jordan to join him in Scotland. Mohammed Abu Sammour who came in UK 17 year ago, assured her it was a welcoming country.
Fidda said, : “Mohammed was a quiet and friendly man and he always talked so positively about Scotland. I did not think that such a man could be murdered in this country.”
‘I loved him, absolutely. He was everything to me. He was my family, my husband, the friend I turned to day and night. He was my Google, my fixer, the person I phoned if I was lost, my interpreter when I couldn’t find an English word. He really was everything. Every day is a challenge without him.’
Mr. Sammour was working for a firm called Osprey at Torrance Gardens housing development in Newarthill, Lanarkshire, Scotland when he died.
He was left “partially scalped” and with leg and rib injuries after being dragged from his van, hit with a brick and reversed over while he lay unconscious.
The court has heard the van was found burnt out near to Burns Crescent, Newarthill. Scott Pearson was convicted over the murder of Mohammad Abu Sammour