Men released under investigation in Sheffield murder

Two 21-year-old men arrested in connection with the death of Fahim Hersi in Sheffield have been released under investigation, as the murder inquiry continues.

Mr Hersi, 22, was fatally stabbed outside the cinema at Valley Centertainment in Sheffield at around 9.20pm on Friday 21 September.

He was taken to hospital where he sadly passed away. A post-mortem concluded that Mr Hersi died as a result of a single stab wound to the chest.

His family continue to receive support from officers and ask that their privacy continue to be respected at this difficult time.

Eight people, including the two 21-year-old men, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Five have now been released under investigation, three were released with no further action.

One of the 21-year-old men arrested on suspicion of murder was reportedly stabbed during the altercation outside the cinema, and has been in hospital receiving treatment. He has since been discharged.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Handley said: “Our enquiries continue in earnest as we build a picture of what took place last Friday night, events that led to Mr Hersi receiving a fatal stab wound.

“Officers are progressing a number of lines of enquiry, which include reviewing CCTV footage from the area, in a bid to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“We know from the footage reviewed so far that there are a number of people present who we believe witnessed the altercation, who have yet to make contact with police. “

“I wholly appreciate that the incident on Friday will have been distressing to witness, but it is imperative that those who were there on Friday night make contact with police and tell us what they know. It could be of vital importance to our inquiry and Mr Hersi’s family deserve to know what happened to their loved one.

“I’d urge anyone yet to come forward to make contact with officers as soon as possible. You can do this by calling 101 or by phoning Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

If you can help the investigation, please call 101 quoting incident number 950 of 21 September 2018.