Man killed in Sheffield street brawl as police launch murder investigation

A murder probe has been launched after a street brawl in Sheffield.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 3:02 pm

South Yorkshire Police said a man in his 20s was fatally injured after a group of men were involved in violence on two city streets.

Officers were first alerted to fighting on Earl Marshal Road, Fir Vale, at around 8pm and then there was a second altercation on nearby Kirton Road, Pitsmoor.

A man in his 20s was taken to the Northern General Hospital in a car and eyewitnesses said medics raced out to treat him but he could not be saved.

Police incident Earl Marshall Road in Sheffield. Picture Scott Merrylees

A second man, also in his 20s, sought medical attention and remains in hospital this morning.

Three arrests have been made so far, with two men in their 30s held on suspicion of murder and a man in his fifties held on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Senior investigating officer, Superintendent Ian Scott, said: “Detectives are working tirelessly to piece together the sequence of events which took place last night.

“Reports suggest there were a number of residents in Earl Marshal Road and Kirton Road last night who witnessed the disorder. If you saw anything at all, or know who was involved, please contact police today.

“We need to establish what happened in the moments leading to the man’s death, and we cannot rule out that there are other injured parties who may require urgent medical treatment.”

Earl Marshal Road and Kirton Road remain cordoned off today and police officers are in the area carrying out door to door and forensic enquiries.