‘R.I.E.P. Marcus’ – Floral tributes left at scene of fatal Sheffield stabbing

Floral tributes and a candle with the inscription ‘R.I.E.P. Marcus’ have been left on a Sheffield road where a man was fatally stabbed in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Sunday, 9th August 2020, 11:10 am
Updated Sunday, 9th August 2020, 11:43 am

Police were called to Horninglow Road in Firth Park shortly after midnight on Saturday, August 8 to reports of a stabbing.

On arrival, police found a 35-year-old man with stab wounds to his upper body who was taken to hospital where he sadly died a short time later.

A further three men whose ages have not yet been released were also treated for stab wounds but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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Firth Park stabbings: Floral tributes left at the scene.

On Sunday morning, a large section of Horninglow Road was still closed and an extensive police cordon remained in place.

Officers at the scene said the cordon may remain in place for some time.

The injuries followed what police call a ‘large-scale disturbance’ with some reports suggesting as many as 150 to 200 people may have been out on the street during the evening.

The area is near to the troubled Page Hall area but it is understood that this incident is unrelated to the continuing disorder in that part of Sheffield.

Firth Park stabbings: Police said they woukd have an 'increased presence' in the area for the rest of the weekend.

Residents yesterday described dozens of police vehicles flooding the area at around midnight while the police helicopter flew overhead.

Today, flowers and a candle with the inscription ‘R.I.E.P. Marcus’ had been placed outside the cordon on Horninglow Road near to where the stabbings took place.

An SYP spokesperson said on Saturday there would be an ‘increased police presence’ in the area for the rest of the weekend and appealed for the public to come forward with any information which could help them in their inquiries.

Anyone who was on Horninglow Road yesterday evening or who has mobile phone or dash cam footage of the incident that took place is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 18 of 8 August 2020.

Firth Park stabbings: Officers at the scene said the cordon may remain in place for some time.

Video can also be emailed to [email protected] using incident number 18 of 8 August in the subject title.

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