Sheffield knife attack man guilty

Dixon Lane crime scene
Dixon Lane crime scene
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A Sheffield man has admitted stabbing another man to death in a city centre knife attack.

Calvin Clarke, aged 45, suffered fatal knife wounds when he was stabbed on Dixon Lane, off Castlegate, last September by 40-year-old Orrett Duncan.

At Sheffield Crown Court yesterday afternoon Duncan pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter by loss of control.

Mr Clarke was rushed to hospital after he suffered stab wounds to his upper chest.

He was found injured by a member of the public at 4.50pm on Friday, September 27, last year.

He was stabbed on Dixon Lane but dragged himself up the road to Spital Hill where he was given first aid by police officers at the scene before paramedics arrived.

Medics at the Northern General Hospital battled to save his life but he died four days later on Tuesday, October 1.

Duncan, of Harborough Close, Manor, Sheffield, was initially charged with causing grievous bodily harm.

The charge was amended to murder after Mr Clarke’s death.

At a hearing last month at Sheffield Crown Court, Duncan denied murder and being in possession of an offensive weapon.

But he was re-arraigned yesterday afternoon when he pleaded guilty to manslaughter by loss of control.

Two other men allegedly involved in the events of September 27 last year are yet to be dealt with.

Mustafa Sulaiman Hamdoon, aged 18, of St Barnabas Road, Highfield, Sheffield and Mark Walker, aged 18, of Kimberworth Park Road, Rotherham, have both denied perverting the course of justice. Duncan was remanded in custody and will be sentenced next week.