Sheffield murder probe: Everything we know so far

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There have been quick developments in the Sheffield murder investigation since news of the tragic death of 22-year-old Leigh-Anne Mahachi broke on Tuesday.

We’ve pulled together all the updates so far to keep you informed - keep checking back for more information as it breaks; of course, if you have information, ring 101.

* The murder victim is 22-year-old Leigh-Anne Mahachi. She was found seriously injured in a property in Spotswood Close, Gleadless Valley, on Tuesday morning/

-Leigh-Anne died from multiple stab wounds, according to a post-mortem.

-Police and paramedics arrived on scene at about 8.25am according to eyewitnesses.

-Paramedics rushed her to hospital but she could not be saved.

Police on Spotswood Close and the surrounding streets after a body was found. Picture: Andrew Roe

Police on Spotswood Close and the surrounding streets after a body was found. Picture: Andrew Roe

This is how the scene looked throughout the morning as police began their investigations, closing off the road: VIDEO Police investigate murder in Gleadless Valley

The full story on murder victim Leigh-Anne: The full story on Leigh-Anne

*The manhunt

-Police began an immediate search on Tuesday. By the afternoon, a man had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police on Spotswood Close and the surrounding streets after a body was found. Picture: Andrew Roe

Police on Spotswood Close and the surrounding streets after a body was found. Picture: Andrew Roe

-The man, aged 37, is from the Colchester area.

-Currently, that man continues to be interviewed by detectives, according to South Yorkshire Police.

The latest on the arrest: Arrest of murder suspect full story

*The tributes & reaction

-Neighbours have described Leigh-Anne as a ‘nice young girl’ who was ‘always smiling’.

-Rachel Anne Allcard said on Facebook: “There are some truly horrible and cruel people in this world. You’ve taken this beautiful young girl’s life. RIP.”

-Deborah Harris said via Facebook: “It’s not sad it’s diabolical. We should be horrified, appalled, outraged. A violent attack resulting in the death of a young woman with her whole life ahead.

“My heart goes out to her family and friends. And I hope the perpetrator gets what the full extent of the law can throw, which will still not be long enough.”

*The community response

-The Gleadless Valley community has rallied round Leigh-Anne’s family in the wake of the tragedy - full details and interviews in The Star on Thursday

*The police appeal

-If you have information, call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.