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Sheffield pub stabbing victim named as Coley Byrne as devastated friends pay tribute


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The victim of a fatal stabbing at a Sheffield pub has been named locally as Coley Byrne.

Detectives launched an investigation following reports of a stabbing at the Gypsy Queen pub in Beighton on Boxing Day.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said the force was called at around 10pm on Sunday and the victim died in hospital despite the best efforts of medics.

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Flowers have been left at the scene and detectives and forensic investigators have been pictured around the pub in Drake House Lane.

A number of people have taken to Facebook to pay tribute to Mr Byrne.

Kyle Rayworth wrote: “Still can’t believe it. your gunna missed mate such a cruel world we live in.”

Nicole Sheldon said: “I literally have no words! Truly heartbreaking and devastating! My heart goes out to your family and babies.

“You will be reunited with your Brad now! Taken way too soon rest in peace Coley Byrne you’ll be missed so much by so many.”

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a stabbing and are appealing for anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

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DCI Mick Hakin, the officer leading the investigation, said: “We are looking to speak to anyone who may have been in the Gypsy Queen at the time and who may have seen anything that can help us determine exactly what happened which led to the death of a young man.”

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