A man is due in court today over the death of a young woman whose head was severed in Sheffield.
Aras Hussain, aged 21, is accused of murdering 18-year-old Reema Ramzan in a flat on Herries Road, Shirecliffe, on June 4.
Police said a post mortem examination established Miss Ramzan was the victim of ‘a severe knife attack resulting in fatal injuries, including the severing of her head’.
Her alleged killer, from Herries Road, is due to make his first appearance at Sheffield Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing.
Ahead of the hearing, Miss Ramzan’s family issued a statement saying: “Reema was a loving and caring daughter and sister.
“We are devastated as a family at the loss of Reema and we cannot believe that this has happened to someone we love so much.
“We have received so much support from our extended family, friends, people in the community where we live and especially from the staff and students at Sheffield College which Reema attended.
“We would again like to pass on our heartfelt thanks for all the messages and support, as they have given us strength and helped us to try to deal with the nightmare we have found ourselves in.”