Hundreds attend inter-faith vigil for murdered Sheffield solicitor and dad-of-two Khurm Javed

Hundreds of people have attended an inter-faith vigil for murdered Sheffield solicitor and dad-of-two Khurm Javed.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 5:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 5:50 pm
A vigil was held for murder victim Khurm Javed at St Mary's Church in Sheffield today.

Mr Javed was fatally shot on Clough Road near Bramall Lane last Saturday evening. Two men have since been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Hundreds attended the vigil.

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Mourners brought dozens of balloons to the service.
Many came dressed in t-shirts with a picture of Khurm and his son on them.
Reverend Claire Dawson spoke at the service.
The vigil was held just yards from where Mr Javed was shot.
Mr Javed was clearly widely respected and admired.
The whole community came out to mourn Khurm.
A local Imam led the vigil in prayer.
Bishop of Sheffield Pete Wilcox spoke at the service.
The vigil was addressed by multiple speakers.
The service took place in the grounds of St Mary's Church.
The vigil was made fully Covid secure by organisers.
One of the t-shirts bearing Khurm's name.