Xiangyu Li named in Sheffield murder inquiry

A 26-year-old man who died following a fight in Sheffield city centre earlier this week has been named as Xiangyu Li.

Emergency services were called to the junction of Union Street and Charles Street at around 3.30am on Tuesday (24 March) after Mr Li was found unconscious.

South Yorkshire Police officers and paramedics attempted resuscitation, but he sadly died at the scene. A post mortem found he died from a head injury.

Mr Li’s family is being supported by officers at what is an extremely distressing time.

Mr Li is originally from China, but was living in Kent prior to his death.


A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in Frankfurt, Germany on Wednesday (25 March) under a European arrest warrant.

The man, a Chinese national who was residing in Sheffield, remains in custody in Germany at this time and once returned to the UK will be processed in line with usual procedures.