Sheffield man named locally as Ricky Collins died after 'disturbance' at house in Killamarsh

A Sheffield man named locally as Ricky Collins died following reports of a ‘disturbance’ at a house in Killamarsh, police have confirmed.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 3:55 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 4:25 pm

Derbyshire Constabulary has launched a murder investigation after he was found injured last night on Westthorpe Road, near the junction with Upperthorpe Road, and later died in hospital.

The force said officers had been called to reports of a disturbance at a house on Westthorpe Road at around 10pm on Monday, March 29.

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The man has been named locally as Ricky Collins (pic: Facebook)
The man has been named locally as Ricky Collins (pic: Facebook)

Westthrope Road remains closed this afternoon as the investigation continues, with residents told to expect an increased number of officers in the area, but police say it is believed to be an ‘isolated incident’.

The force encouraged anyone who has concerns and wishes to speak to police to talk to officers in the area.

Tributes have been paid to the victim, with one person describing him as ‘the most amazing daddy’ and another calling him a ‘lovely boy’ and a third writing that the ‘best hearted always go first’.

Shocked residents claim he was stabbed to death, but details on the circumstances of the attack have not yet been released by Derbyshire Constabulary.

Detectives have appealed for witnesses, or anyone who was driving in the area at the time who has dashcam footage, to get in touch.

You can call 101, quoting incident 1253 of March 29, or get in touch with Derbyshire Constabulary via the force’s website, Facebook page or Twitter account.

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.