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Teenager due in court over Sheffield murder

Joe Walker, aged 23, who was killed near Raynald Road, Manor. Joe was stabbed.

Joe Walker, aged 23, who was killed near Raynald Road, Manor. Joe was stabbed.

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.

 

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