Sheffield's ‘Robin Hood’ decorates estate where Kamran Khan was stabbed to death

A mystery Sheffield artist inspired by the city’s historic association with Robin Hood has decorated the estate where 28-year-old Kamran Khan was stabbed to death earlier this month.

Monday, 23rd November 2020, 7:40 pm

Khan who lived on St Ronan's Road in Nether Edge, was found with serious injuries less than a mile from his home address outside a property at Club Garden Road on the Lansdowne estate in Sharrow at about 2.15am on Sunday, 15 November.

He later died at the Northern General Hospital. His brother, Thamraze Khan, aged 30, of Club Garden Road, has been charged with murder and will face trial next year.

The walkways at the flats on nearby Washington Road have since been decorated by ‘Robin Loxley’ “to bring joy” to residents following Kamran’s death and the news Sheffield City Council had ordered them to remove the ‘wonderful’ community plants they have hanging on their balconies over health and safety concerns.

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The flower installation on the Lansdowne Estate was the latest gesture of goodwill from Robin Loxley.

Loxley, whose real identity is not known, posted on his Instagram page: “In theses trying times we all need a little light. I hope the plants make the diverse residents have a little light [sic].

"Together we are stronger and so will the residents [sic] if you stick together.”

Hundreds of plants have been donated.

Mythical outlaw Robin Hood - while more often associated with Nottinghamshire and Sherwood Forest - is reputed to have been born in the Sheffield area village of Loxley.

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