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Man stabbed to death in Sheffield suburb is named as Marcus Ramsay

Police have named a 35-year-old man who was stabbed to death during a ‘large-scale disturbance’ on Saturday in South Yorkshire as Marcus Ramsay.

Emergency services scrambled to a suburb of Sheffield shortly after midnight following reports of a mass knife brawl, which came after a house party celebrating Jamaica’s independence day.

Locals described the scene on Saturday night as ‘mayhem’ as up to 200 people were said to have gathered on the residential street. 

Mr Ramsay, who was named by police last night, was rushed to hospital with multiple stab wounds to his upper body. He was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Police have named a 35-year-old man who was stabbed to death during a 'large-scale disturbance' on Saturday in South Yorkshire as Marcus Ramsay (above). He was rushed to hospital with multiple stab wounds to his upper body and was pronounced dead shortly after arrival

Police have named a 35-year-old man who was stabbed to death during a ‘large-scale disturbance’ on Saturday in South Yorkshire as Marcus Ramsay (above). He was rushed to hospital with multiple stab wounds to his upper body and was pronounced dead shortly after arrival

Emergency services scrambled to a suburb of Sheffield shortly after midnight following reports of violence, which came after a house party celebrating Jamaica's independence day. (Above, police at the scene)

Emergency services scrambled to a suburb of Sheffield shortly after midnight following reports of violence, which came after a house party celebrating Jamaica’s independence day. (Above, police at the scene)

Three other men, all aged 24, sustained ‘non life-threatening’ injuries and were treated at hospital before being released a short time later.

A police helicopter was scrambled and the area was sealed off for a forensic examination.

One female resident said: ‘At 11pm, it all kicked off. There were maybe 150-200 people on the street. Cars were parked everywhere. It was mayhem.

‘It was very noisy and this road was absolutely choc-a-block. There were loads of police.’

A pregnant woman was also said to have been pushed over, according to witnesses at the scene.

Another woman said: ‘A friend of mine organised the party. It was for Jamaican Independence Day. All of a sudden there were girls shouting, there was a massive ruckus.

Three other men, all aged 24, sustained 'non life-threatening' injuries and were treated at hospital before being released a short time later. Residents described the scene on Saturday night as 'mayhem' as 200 people were said to have gathered on the residential street

Three other men, all aged 24, sustained ‘non life-threatening’ injuries and were treated at hospital before being released a short time later. Residents described the scene on Saturday night as ‘mayhem’ as 200 people were said to have gathered on the residential street

‘The police helicopter flew over us, there were police everywhere and at least one ambulance.’ 

A post-mortem carried out yesterday concluded that Mr Ramsay died as a result of a stab wound.

South Yorkshire Police’s investigation is ongoing this evening and investigators are still trying to ascertain the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

They have renewed their appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Mark Oughton said: ‘The answers to this investigation lie within the local community.

‘I am aware that there were large numbers of people congregated on Horninglow Road due to a house party and I believe that many of them will have seen the altercation that led to Mr Ramsay being fatally injured.

‘As we work to piece together exactly what happened and provide answers for Mr Ramsay’s family, it’s these people who we need to come forward and speak to us.

‘I am urging anyone who saw what happened or knows who is responsible, to get in touch.

‘Even if you think the piece of information you have is insignificant, it could prove vital to our investigation.’

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 18 of August 8, 2020.

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