Sheffield murder probe: everything we know so far

Tributes have poured in to Jordan Hill, who was stabbed to death
Tributes have poured in to Jordan Hill, who was stabbed to death
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A murder investigation is underway after a 21-year-old man was found stabbed to death near his home in Sheffield.

Here's a round-up of everything we know so far about the awful news.

Forencics officers at the scene after a murder probe was launched

Forencics officers at the scene after a murder probe was launched

Who is the victim?

The 21-year-old man has been named locally as Jordan Hill, who was reportedly a father. A friend described him as a 'nice young lad' who had been a big Sheffield Wednesday fan.

His mother Kelly Hill today issued an emotional plea for help to catch his killer.

"I just want my boy back. I need to hold him," she wrote on Facebook.

Floral tributes close to the scene of the fatal stabbing

Floral tributes close to the scene of the fatal stabbing

"Please, please if anyone knows anything please say," she added.

When and where did it happen?

Emergency services were called to a house in Southey Avenue, Longley, yesterday evening at 9.45pm.

A man was found injured and rushed to hospital, where he died later that evening.

Police at the scene of the fatal stabbing in Longley

Police at the scene of the fatal stabbing in Longley

Has anyone been arrested?

No one has been arrested so far in connection with the stabbing. South Yorkshire Police has said it is in the 'initial stages' of its investigation.

"Enquiries are underway to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident and a murder investigation has been launched," said a spokeswoman for the force as a cordon remained in place at the scene today.

How has the community reacted?

A police cordon at the scene of the fatal stabbing

A police cordon at the scene of the fatal stabbing

People in the area have spoken of their shock. One neighbour told how it was 'a bit scary' and another called the tragic death 'really upsetting'.

Brian Castleton, who has lived in Longley for 60 years, said it used to be the city's most sought-after council estate but crime had escalated there in the last few years.

Tributes pour in

Floral tributes were today mounting close to the scene of the tragedy, and there has also been an outpouring of grief on Facebook.

A floral tribute from 'Auntie Jo' read 'To Jordan, love you, miss you', and another stated 'I love you so much, you will be missed.'

Brad Roebuck paid his respects on Facebook, writing: "Rest in Peace big bro, all my love to your mom's Family and Lillys too, I can't believe what I'm hearing. Seems like yesterday i was sat in your flat sharing a drink, you will never be forgotten rest in paradise."

Samantha Steve wrote: "What a very sad sad day .... this young man had so much to live for, I remember the intelligent friendly person that he was .. my thoughts are with his immediate family .. so sorry."

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