'You were our world' - tributes pour in for Sheffield murder victim

Tributes have been paid to a 23-year-old man who died after a stabbing in Sheffield on Friday evening.

On Saturday (7 March) South Yorkshire Police confirmed a murder investigation has been launched after a man died following a stabbing on Woodthorpe Road on Friday evening.

Emergency services were called to the incident at around 8.10pm. The victim died at the scene.

Writing on Facebook, Danielle Elizabeth said: “You are, have always, and will always be the love of my life.

Police corden off the area around Woodthorpe Road in Sheffield where a 23 year old male was stabbed to death.

“I can’t believe how lucky I was to spend every day for the last few years loving you and knowing you loved me even more.

She added: “You were our world and we were yours. I am so broken, I feel like I’m in a dream. Sleep peacefully until we can be together again forever.”

Mourners laid flowers at the scene this morning, which was guarded by an extensive police cordon and six police vehicles.

Paula Lacey-Raynes wrote: “This is the most saddest news I have ever heard. He was a wonderful soul inside and out.”

A police cordon remained in place overnight and on Saturday morning.

Paul Turton said: “Words can’t describe how I’m feeling.”

Chelsea Leigh wrote: "This is a lad who was liked by so many people.”

Dale Bexy posted: “Rest in paradise brother,” alongside a love heart.

Flowers have been laid at the scene by mourners.

“What a talent you were on the field growing up from the old Woodthorpe days [...] sleep easy.”

Anybody with information about the incident should call 101 quoting incident number 856 of 6 March.