Trial of two Sheffield men accused of murdering stabbing victim Danny Irons in Woodthorpe continues

The trial of two Sheffield men who have denied murdering a stabbing victim following an alleged dispute over drugs is continuing this week.

By Jon Cooper
Monday, 6th December 2021, 4:31 pm

A Doncaster Crown Court trial, which started last week, has already heard how Ross Turton and Danny Chadwick have been accused of murdering father-of-three Daniel Irons, known as Danny, after he collapsed and died of a stab wound on Fretson Green, in Woodthorpe, Sheffield, following a confrontation at a park.

Simon Kealey QC, prosecuting, claimed the defendants had been armed with a knife when they went looking for 32-year-old Mr Irons because they allegedly believed he was going to burgle a house containing their cannabis crop on Fretson Road South.

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Pictured is deceased father-of-three Daniel Irons, also known as Danny Irons, who lived between homes in Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, and Rotherham, and sadly died aged 32 after he suffered a fatal stab wound to his chest before collapsing on Fretson Green, at Woodthorpe, Sheffield.

Mr Kealey said Mr Irons had been with a friend who was chased by Mr Turton after the stabbing, and as Mr Irons fled with a fatal wound he was pursued by Mr Chadwick until he collapsed on Fretson Green.

Mr Kealey has also told the jury Mr Irons was captured on CCTV footage running around the side of the park and along a nearby street before he collapsed in the road.

A post mortem examination confirmed father-of-three Mr Irons, who lived at homes in Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, and in Rotherham, died from a seven-inch deep stab wound to his chest which went through his heart and lungs.

Both 30-year-old defendants declined to answer any questions during their police interviews.

Ross Turton, of Danewood Avenue, Woodthorpe, Sheffield, and Danny Chadwick, of Melville Drive, Woodthorpe, Sheffield, have both pleaded not guilty to the murder of Daniel Irons.

The trial continues.