Sister pays tribute to Sheffield man

Flowers and messages left at the Murder Scene on Raynald Road,Manor
Flowers and messages left at the Murder Scene on Raynald Road,Manor
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The sister of a Sheffield man who was stabbed to death on a city street has paid tribute to him online.

Sheffield United fan Joe Walker, aged 23, died in the early hours of Saturday morning after being attacked on Raynald Road, Manor after a party.

A 17-year-old youth arrested on suspicion of murder is still in police custody.

Hundreds of people have posted comments and tributes on the former City School pupil’s Facebook page.

Joe’s sister Shannen Walker wrote: “Today we lost a son, a brother and a true friend. Joe will forever live on in our hearts and we’ll never forget the memories we all shared.

She added: “Thanks for everyone’s messages, greatly appreciated by all of our family.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

“Sleep tight my brother. You’re the brightest star in the sky tonight. Love you with every ounce of my heart.”

Over 200 comments were posted online and more than 700 people ‘liked’ the thread.

Angela Saynor said: “R.I.P Joe, my thoughts go out to his mum and dad and family, he was such a nice lad.”

Mick Hancock wrote: “RIP mate you will be missed. God look after this lad, he was one of the good ones.”

Meanwhile Kerry Howson put: “RIP love. I hadn’t known u long but ur smile lit up the room and ur cheeky chappy ways. God bless.”

And Dionne Whiteley said: “Was a lovely kid 1 in a million fly safe Joe.”

Joe, of Hollybank Close, Intake, died from a single stab wound, a post mortem has revealed.

Police are still appealing for witnesses and anyone with information should ring 101 quoting incident number 263 of September 21.