'We're all going to miss you': Tribute to Sheffield murder victim stabbed in street fight

A friend of a man stabbed to death in Sheffield last week has paid tribute to him, describing how he will be missed.

By Claire Lewis
Monday, 17th May 2021, 10:18 am

Armend Xhika, aged 22, died after violence flared on the streets of Sheffield last Wednesday night.

Fights involving a group of men broke out on Earl Marshal Road, Fir Vale and on Kirton Road, Pitsmoor, shortly afterwards.

Armend was taken to hospital with stab wounds but could not be saved.

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Armend Xhika was stabbed to death in Sheffield

Another man, in his early 20s, was also injured and remains in hospital receiving treatment.

Armend, an Albanian man, is reported to have been dropped off outside A&E by a group of men who then left before police officers arrived.

Posting on Facebook, his friend Oltjana Qosja said: “We are all going to miss you, rest in peace Armend.”

Five arrests have been made so far over Armend’s death.

A man in his 30s arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation.

A second man in his 30s and a man in his 20s, who were also arrested on suspicion of murder, have been released from custody without charge along with a man in his 20s arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and a woman in her 20s arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Senior investigating officer, Superintendent Ian Scott, said: “Our investigation is continuing at pace and my team and I are working tirelessly to piece together the sequence of events which took place prior to Mr Xhika’s death.”

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