Man appears in court over fatal stabbing of young dad at pub near Derbyshire

A 24-year-old man has appeared in court on Tuesday (January 4) following the fatal stabbing of Coley Byrne.

By Rahmah Ghazali
Tuesday, 4th January 2022, 3:57 pm

Layton Morris, of Sidney Street in Rotherham, has been charged with assisting an offender and has been remanded into custody until his next court appearance on a date yet to be set.

Macaulay Byrne, known as Coley, died after he was stabbed in an attack at the Gypsy Queen pub on the Derbyshire and South Yorkshire border at around 10pm on Boxing Day.

Violence flared inside the pub and spilled into the car park.

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Macaulay Byrne, also known as Coley, died after he was stabbed at the Gypsy Queen pub in Beighton, Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police said Coley, aged 26, sustained ‘multiple stab wounds’.

He was taken to hospital from the pub on Drake House Lane, Beighton but sadly could not be saved.

DCI Mick Hakin, leading the police probe, said the force believe this was an isolated incident with no risk to the wider community.

The police, however, assured the public they will bring those responsible to justice.