Rotherham man charged with murder as police investigate fatal stabbing

Rotherham man charged with murder as police investigate fatal stabbing

By Chloe West | 20/09/2021

Rotherham man charged with murder as police investigate fatal stabbing

A MAN from Rotherham has been charged in connection to the murder of a 24-year-old man who was stabbed over the weekend. 

James Lee (31), of Doncaster Road, is due to appear before Sheffield Magistrates' Court later today (Monday) after he was charged yesterday with murder and possession of a bladed weapon in public. 

Police were called to High Street in Sheffield at 4.30pm on Friday afternoon after reports that a man had been stabbed. 

Officers attended the scene and discovered a 24-year-old man, who had suffered critical injuries, a spokesperson said, adding: "Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the victim was sadly pronounced dead at around 5.15pm."

Police have named the victim of the stabbing as Mohamed Issa (pictured below).

Victim Mohamed Issa. 

Police said his family were being supported by their family liaison officers and asked that their privacy was respected.

A post-mortem examination has since concluded Mr Issa died as a result of stab injuries.

Det Chief Insp Paul Murphy said there had been an increased police presence in Sheffield City Centre as the investigation continued.

He added: "My thoughts are with Mohamed’s family at this very difficult time. It's hard to fathom the impact this has had on them, his friends and the wider community who are coming to terms with what has happened.

“Our investigation into this incident continues at pace and our officers remain in the area as they conduct their enquiries.

“We remain keen to hear from anyone who was in the city centre on Friday who might have witnessed what happened.

“We know there may have been people in the area who witnessed the incident, but have yet to come forward with information.

"You might think your input is insignificant, but any information you have could be crucial for our investigation.

"I would also ask that people check their CCTV cameras and dashcams for any footage recorded around the time of the incident that might help us."

"If anyone has any information that might help officers, call 101 quoting incident number 585 of September 17.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.”

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