Police name young man killed in Sheffield stabbing

A young man who was stabbed to death in Sheffield over the weekend has been named.

By Michael Broomhead
Sunday, 9th August 2020, 6:38 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th August 2020, 6:54 pm

Police were alerted to what they call ‘large-scale disorder’ outside a house in Horninglow Road in the Firth Park area at 12.20am on Saturday – with reports that a man had been stabbed.

The man, who has been formally identified this afternoon as Marcus Ramsay, was taken to hospital with injuries to his upper body and sadly died shortly afterwards.

Marcus Ramsay.

A post-mortem examination has concluded that Mr Ramsay, 35, died as a result of a stab wound.

The detective leading the investigation into his death is now urging witnesses to come forward.

Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Mark Oughton, of South Yorkshire Police, is particularly keen to hear from anyone who attended a house party in Horninglow Road on Friday evening.

He said: “The answers to this investigation lie within the local community.

“I am aware that there were large numbers of people congregated on Horninglow Road due to a house party and I believe that many of them will have seen the altercation that led to Mr Ramsay being fatally injured.

“As we work to piece together exactly what happened and provide answers for Mr Ramsay’s family, it’s these people who we need to come forward and speak to us.

“I am urging anyone who saw what happened or knows who is responsible to get in touch.

“Even if you think the piece of information you have is insignificant, it could prove vital to our investigation.”

You can call 101, quoting incident 18 of August 8, or send a message directly to the investigation team via https://mipp.police.uk/operation/14SY20K08-PO1. Any mobile phone footage can also be emailed to [email protected]

People can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Three other people were also injured in the incident.

The men, all aged 24, were treated in hospital but have since been discharged.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “There has been, and will continue to be, a high visibility presence in Firth Park as officers continue with enquiries and carry out forensic work.

“We’d like to reassure the local community that increased patrols in the area will continue throughout the week.”

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