Ricky Collins murder: Investigation continues as Sheffield boy, 16, arrested over fatal stabbing

A murder investigation is continuing today after a Sheffield boy, 16, was arrested over the fatal stabbing.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 9:51 am

The teenager was arrested on suspicion of murder and quizzed by detectives yesterday after the death of 31-year-old Ricky Collins, who was knifed in an attack in Killamarsh, near Sheffield, on Monday night.

A 43-year-old man was also arrested yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Emergency services were alerted to the stabbing at around 10pm on Monday when there were reports of a disturbance at a house in Westthorpe Road.

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Ricky Collins was stabbed to death in an attack in Killamarsh, near Sheffield, earlier this week

Ricky was found seriously injured near the junction of Westthorpe Road and Upperthorpe Road and was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital but could not be saved – triggering a murder probe.

Detective Inspector Chris Marriott, of Derbyshire Constabulary, said: “While we have arrested two people, and believe it to be an isolated incident, we are continuing to investigate a number of lines of inquiry and continue to appeal for any witnesses or anyone who has information about what happened to contact us.”

Police patrols have been stepped up in Killamarsh in the wake of the stabbing to reassure residents of their safety.

A large police cordon was erected and a police tent was placed at the spot where Ricky was found critically injured while forensic experts conducted a search of the crime scene to help detectives establish who was involved.

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 and quote incident 1,253 of March 29.

Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111.

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