A teenager is due to appear before a court today charged with the murder of a Sheffield man who was stabbed to death.
The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court charged with the murder of 23-year-old Joe Walker.
Joe’s body was found close to Raynald Road, Manor, Sheffield, at around 5am on Saturday, September 21, last year.
A post-mortem examination revealed he had died from a single stab wound.
Joe, a former pupil at City School and a keen Sheffield United fan, lived on Hollybank Close, Intake.
Following his death Joe’s friends and family rallied around to raise funds to pay for his funeral, with fundraising activities including a football tournament and sponsored walk.
Following his death, Joe’s parents said: “As Joe’s parents and family, we cannot believe the pain and heartache that evil has brought to our family.
“Those who knew and loved Joe would say that he was a cheerful lad who would put a smile on the face of anyone who met him.”
A 16-year-old girl and a 21-year-old woman, who were also arrested as part of the police murder investigation, were released without charge.