Community in mourning as 'beautiful soul and brilliant father' killed outside Sheffield house party

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A man who was stabbed to death outside a Sheffield house party has been described as a ‘beautiful soul’ and a ‘brilliant father’.

Marcus Ramsay died following what police described as a ‘large scale disorder’ outside a house party on Horninglow Road in Firth Park.

Tributes to the 35-year-old have poured in since the tragedy, as police continue to appeal for witnesses.

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Writing on social media, Neil Oliver described him as ‘one of the nicest lads’ he had worked with, Jack Woodcock called him the ‘best man I’ve ever met’, and Zeeks Sinclair Roomes said he was ‘one of the most genuine people you could ever meet’.

He was praised elsewhere as a ‘brilliant father’, with Liam Black commenting: “Someone knows something. Please for the sake of his children get the people who did this brought to justice.”

Chris Drury wrote how he ‘always had a smile’, Laura Carol called him a ‘great guy’ who ‘would help anyone’ and was ‘very proud of his family’, while Laura Hall said: “Rest in paradise Marcus. You had the most beautiful soul ever.”

Mr Ramsay’s Facebook profile shows that he was born in Birmingham but came to Sheffield as a boy and studied at King Edward VII School.

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Sharena Gordon wrote: “RIP Marcus. I will always remember you making my school days bearable. Thinking of your family at this sad time.”

South Yorkshire Police said it was alerted to a ‘large scale disorder’ outside the house party at 12.20am on Saturday, August 8.

Mr Ramsay was taken to hospital with injuries to his upper body and sadly died shortly afterwards, with a post mortem giving the cause of death as a stab wound.

Three other men, all aged 24, were also injured that night and needed hospital treatment before being discharged.

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Officers have appealed for anyone who attended the party or has any information to get in touch by calling 101 and and quoting incident number 18 of August 8. You can also send a message via the force’s online portal at or email any mobile phone footage to [email protected].