Sheffield man Jacob Billington’s cause of death confirmed as man charged over attacks

A man has been charged with the murder of a Sheffield man stabbed to death on a night out with friends.

Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 7:41 am

Zephaniah McLeod, of Nately Grove, Selly Oak, Birmingham, has been charged with murder and seven counts of attempted murder after a knife attack in Birmingham in the early hours of last Sunday.

The 27-year-old is due to appear at court today.

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The Sheffield Hallam University graduate returned to the city last year to take up a post as a graduate intern at the university’s library.

He was on a night out with friends from Liverpool, where he grew up, when he was killed.

His friend Michael Callaghan, also 23 and a Sheffield Hallam University graduate, was seriously injured in the knife attack.

Three people arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender have been released pending investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Munro, leading the investigation, said: “Since these tragic events unfolded in the early hours of Sunday morning we’ve had a team of officers working non-stop on the investigation.

“Our driving focus is to secure justice for the victims, their family and friends.”

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