‘The man I looked up to’: Cousin’s heartbreaking tribute to Sheffield dad Ricky Collins

Tributes have poured in for a popular man killed in an attack near Sheffield while detectives continue to investigate his death.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 7:06 am

Ricky Collins died after a ‘serious assault’ in Killamarsh on Monday night.

He was treated by paramedics and rushed to hospital but could not be saved – triggering a murder probe.

Derbyshire Constabulary said officers were called to a disturbance at a house on Westthorpe Road at around 10pm on Monday and found an injured man close to the junction with Upperthorpe Road.

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Ricky Collins died after an attack in Killamarsh, near Sheffield
Ricky Collins died after an attack in Killamarsh, near Sheffield

The crime scene was sealed off yesterday while forensic and door-to-door enquiries were carried out to help detectives piece together exactly what happened.

Last night, no arrests had yet been made.

Among those to have paid tribute to Ricky is his cousin, Bradley Beedham.

In a heartfelt post on Facebook, he wrote: “My cousin, my brother, the man I looked up to as a kid.

“I love you Ricky, our family will never be the same without you. Give nannan a kiss for me.”

Kirby Powell added: “You will hold a special place in all of our hearts. Thinking about your boy and family...sad is an understatement.”

Passing on her condolences to Ricky’s loved ones, friend Emma Broughton said: “My heart is truly broken. Why, why does this keep happening. What’s wrong with people?

“You will never be forgotten.”

Kyle Busfield described Ricky as an ‘amazing guy’ and Callum Rowan added in another Facebook post: “Can’t believe it. such sad news. He will be missed by many, top lad.”

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