Man admits pizza delivery driver’s murder

Thavisha Lakindu Peiris
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A man has pleaded guilty today to the murder of a pizza delivery driver in Sheffield.

Kasim Ahmed, aged 18, of St Ronan’s Road, Sharrow, pleaded guilty to killing Thavisha Lakindu Peiris during a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court this afternoon.

The 25-year-old was killed as he made a delivery for Domino’s Pizza on October 27 last year in Southey Crescent, Southey.

Mr Peiris, a former Sheffield Hallam University student who was originally from Sri Lanka, worked for the Wadsley Bridge branch of Domino’s on Halifax Road after graduating in 2011.

A post mortem showed he died from stab wounds.

A second defendant - Shamraze Khan, aged 26, of Southey Crescent, Southey, Sheffield - denies murder.

He is due to go on trial tomorrow at Sheffield Crown Court.

Both Ahmed and Khan have pleaded guilty to two robberies.