Two in court charged with Sheffield murder

Thavisha Lakindu Peiris allegedly stabbed to death while delivering pizzas.

Thavisha Lakindu Peiris allegedly stabbed to death while delivering pizzas.

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A teenager and a man have appeared in court today charged with the murder of a pizza delivery driver stabbed to death in Sheffield as he finished his last ever shift.

Shamraze Khan, 25, and a 17-year-old boy stood at Sheffield Magistrates Court accused of murdering Thavisha Lakindu Peiris, aged 25, in Southey Crescent, Southey on October 27.

Both dressed in dark blue t-shirts, Khan and the youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, spoke only to confirm their names and addresses.

The case was sent to Sheffield Crown Court, where the pair will next appear on November 15.

Khan, of Southey Crescent was arrested at a property which was not his home address two days ago. The 17-year-old was arrested separately.

Neither Khan or the 17-year-old were able to apply for bail due to the the murder charge. Both were remanded in custody.

Sheffield Hallam University graduate Mr Peiris was found dead in the driver’s seat of his silver Toyota Yaris by worried workmates from Domino’s Pizza in Wadsley Bridge last Sunday night.

A post mortem revealed he had died from stab wounds.

Mr Peiris’ family in his native Sri Lanka said he had moved to Sheffield for a better life and described him as ‘one of the most caring and loving sons a parent could have’.

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