Tributes to Sheffield girl with a smile

Reema Ramzan
Reema Ramzan
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Teenage murder victim Reema Ramzan was an A grade student whose teachers today described her as ‘the sparkle in the class’.

The 18-year-old Sheffield College student, was stabbed to death in a flat on Herries Road, Shirecliffe, on Tuesday afternoon, in an attack which horrified emergency service workers.

A man in his 20s, who has been arrested on suspicion of murder, was found with knife wounds to his chest in the street outside.

Julie Byrne, Principal of Sheffield City College, said Reema, from Darnall, was completing a full-time health and social care course.

“Staff and students are devastated to hear about the sudden death of Reema Ramzan,” she said.

“She was an outstanding student and has been described as the sparkle in the class. Reema was extremely dedicated and achieved distinction grades across the board.

“Reema was very highly thought of by staff and students, and will be sorely missed.

“She was a kind and considerate young woman who always came into class wearing a huge smile. She was generous with her time and happy to help her fellow class mates who came to her for guidance with their studies.

“She thrived on discussions on health and social care topics.

“Reema recently completed a two-week work placement and was determined to go to university where, we all firmly believe, she would have continued to shine.

“The college is providing support and counselling to all of those affected, and we will ensure that continues for as long as is needed.”

A former college friend of Reema’s, Nooni Ali, aged 18, from Upperthorpe, said: “I am just so shocked. She was so young.

“The thing I remember about her is that she was really helpful and always wanted to help others. She would stay behind after college to help other students with their work.

“Everyone liked her and she was very friendly.”