Two men went to watch a film in Sheffield with friends - before one was stabbed to death
This is the killer who stabbed another man to death when violence flared as two groups of clashed outside a Sheffield cinema.
Noel Ramsey, aged 22, stabbed Fahim Hersi through his heart during a brawl outside Cineworld at the Centertainment complex in Attercliffe in September 2018.
He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and is to be sentenced for the fatal knife attack at Sheffield Crown Court tomorrow.
Fahim, 22, of Broomhall, Sheffield, was stabbed when a fight broke out between two groups of friends.
He was taken to hospital by his friends, but could not be saved and died a short time later.
Ramsey, of Nottingham Street, Burngreave, Sheffield, was charged with murder over the summer and went on trial but today pleaded guilty to an alternative charge of manslaughter.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Palmer, the senior investigating officer, said: “This has been a lengthy and detailed investigation involving a great amount in-depth CCTV analysis and the stitching together of multiple, complex witness statements.
“On the night of September 21, both Ramsey and Mr Hersi had intended to watch a film at the cinema with different groups of friends.
“As they arrived at the Centertainment car park an altercation commenced. At this point, Ramsey was involved in a scuffle with another man, who was carrying a knife.
“Ramsey himself was stabbed in the leg, and after his attacker dropped the knife and walked away, he was approached by Mr Hersi.
“At this point, Ramsey lashed out with the abandoned knife, stabbing Mr Hersi in the chest, delivering the blow that proved fatal at hospital just a short time later.”
He added: “As Mr Hersi was on the way to the Northern General with his friends, CCTV footage shows Ramsey walking away from the scene, carrying the knife and disposing of it near a bin. A second man, 22-year-old Layton Morris, is later seen removing it.”
After the incident, Ramsey went to hospital for treatment to his own wound and was arrested.
Morris, of Ferrars Road, Tinsley, Sheffield, was charged with assisting an offender and also went on trial but today changed his plea to guilty.
DCI Palmer added: “I am pleased we have secured guilty pleas in connection to Mr Hersi’s death.
“The investigation has been an incredibly complex process, which Mr Hersi’s family members have endured with great bravery and patience. They have been at the forefront of our minds throughout our enquiries.”
Superintendent Mel Palin, Head of Investigations for South Yorkshire Police in Sheffield, added: “This incident was a stark reminder of the tragedy that can result from carrying a knife.
“I want to reassure the public that a great deal of work is taking place in Sheffield to educate and inform our young people about the consequences of knife crime.
“It is important that I also mention the huge amount of enforcement activity being carried out by our teams across South Yorkshire on a daily basis to tackle the issue of knife crime in our communities.”