An 18-year-old man who died following an altercation in the Norfolk Park area of Sheffield on New Year’s Day has today been named as Isaiah Usen-Satchell.
Emergency services were called to St Aidans Road, Sheffield, at about 4.20am following reports of a fight between a group of men. Mr Usen-Satchell was taken to hospital to be treated for slash wounds to his legs and arms but sadly died later that morning.
A post-mortem examination carried out concluded that he died as a result of a knife injury to his arm, near to the wrist.
Detective Chief Inspector Jude Ashmore, leading the inquiry for South Yorkshire Police, said: “Three men – two aged 18 and one aged 20, all from Rotherham – have been arrested on suspicion of Mr Usen-Satchell’s murder and are still in police custody.
“Officers remain in the St Aidans Road area today, carrying out house-to-house enquiries and searching the area as we work to piece together exactly what happened. A priority for us is also establishing the victim’s movements late on New Year’s Eve and into New Year’s Day. At this time, the motive for the attack isn’t clear, however, we do believe those involved were known to each other.
“I’d like to please ask that anyone who saw Mr Usen-Satchell earlier that morning or who has any information at all about the incident to contact us.
“You can call 101 quoting incident number 458 of 1 January 2020 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or on 0800 555111.
“You can also submit information online via the Major Incident Public Portal, either anonymously or with your name, here – mipp.police.uk/operation/14SY19K08-PO1.”
Chief Superintendent Stuart Barton, District Commander for Sheffield, said: “This is without doubt a tragic loss of a young life and Mr Usen-Satchell’s family are firmly in my mind as we continue our enquiries into his death.
“Understandably this incident has caused great distress within the community and I would like them to know that we will continue to have officers in the area for reassurance over the coming week.
“Please do speak to officers if you have any concerns, they are there to support you at what we know is an upsetting time.
“I’d like to reiterate what DCI Ashmore has said about contacting us with any information, however tiny or insignificant you may feel it is, it could prove vital to our investigation to find exactly what happened on New Year’s Day.”