Man charged with murder of Ricky Collins in Derbyshire town

A man has been charged with the murder of a father in Killamarsh.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 2:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 2:26 pm

Ricky Collins, from Sheffield, was found seriously injured in Westthorpe Road on March 29 after reportedly being assaulted.

The 31-year-old had suffered stab wounds and sadly later died in hospital.

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Ricky Collins.
Ricky Collins.

A murder investigation was subsequently launched.

On Tuesday, officers charged Bradley Ward, 24, who is from the Frecheville area of Sheffield, with murder.

He appeared before magistrates on Wednesday morning and was remanded into custody.

He is due to appear at Derby Crown Court on Friday.

A 29-year-old Sheffield woman, who was arrested on Monday, has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Two other men, a 43-year-old from Sheffield and a 44-year-old from Pontefract, were charged with the offence of assisting an offender following Mr Collins’ death.

Detectives are still appealing for help in finding a silver 59 plate Vauxhall Astra believed to be connected to the case.

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