Man due in court over Ricky Collins murder as police probe into fatal stabbing near Sheffield continues

A man is due in court today after being charged as part of the police probe into the murder of a man stabbed in an attack near Sheffield.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 6:38 am

Martin Mongan, aged 44, has been charged with assisting an offender as part of the investigation into the killing of 31-year-old Ricky Collins in Killamarsh last Monday.

Ricky was found stabbed at the junction of Westthorpe Road and Upperthorpe Road at around 10pm and was taken to hospital but could not be saved.

Emergency services had been informed of a disturbance at a house on Westthorpe Road but when they arrived they found Ricky critically injured in the street.

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Ricky Collins was fatally stabbed in Killamarsh, near Sheffield, last week

Mongan, of Park Estate, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, was arrested on Friday and is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today.

A 43-year-old man from Sheffield has already been charged with assisting an offender and has been remanded into prison custody as his case progresses through court.

A 16-year-old boy from Sheffield who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Sally Blaiklock said: “We have worked closely with our colleagues in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, as well as other forces, and there are no borders we will not cross to pursue people we want to speak to.

“We are still looking for a number of people in connection with the incident and I would like to take this opportunity to urge people who may be able to help us trace them, to get in touch now.”

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