Boy charged in connection to Sheffield murder investigation

Date published: 14 December 2021 17:58
Dated: 14 December 2021 17:47:32

A 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons,  has today been charged in connection to the murder of Antony Sumner.

The 15 year old Sheffield boy, who was originally arrested on 31 July, has been charged today (14 December) with murder and two counts of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place. He has been remanded into custody to appear at Sheffield Youth Court tomorrow (15 December).

Police were called on Thursday 29 July at 11.55pm to reports that a man had been attacked on Windy House Lane, Sheffield.

Officers attended the scene and discovered a 42-year-old man who had suffered critical injuries. Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the victim, Alan Anthony Marcus Sumner, known as Anthony, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The charge is the second in connection to the incident. On 1 August Richard Sampson, 49, of Fretson Court, Sheffield, was charged with murder and possession of a bladed weapon in public. He was remanded to custody.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information and witnesses as part of their investigation, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 1000 of 29 July.

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