Young man fatally stabbed in pub on Boxing Day as shocked locals lay tributes

The victim of a fatal Boxing Day stabbing at a Sheffield pub has been named locally as Coley Byrne.

Detectives have launched an investigation following reports of a stabbing at the Gypsy Queen pub in Beighton.

DCI Mick Hakin, the officer leading the investigation, said: "We are looking to speak to anyone who may have been in the Gypsy Queen at the time and who may have seen anything that can help us determine exactly what happened which led to the death of a young man."

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said the force was called at around 10pm on Sunday and the victim died in hospital despite the best efforts of medics.

Friends and family of the young man have laid floral tributes outside the pub where he was attacked, reports Yorkshire Live.

A number of people have also taken to Facebook to pay tribute to Mr Byrne.

Kyle Rayworth wrote: "Still can’t believe it. your gunna [be] missed mate such a cruel world we live in."

Nicole Sheldon said: "I literally have no words! Truly heartbreaking and devastating! My heart goes out to your family and babies.

"You will be reunited with your Brad now! Taken way too soon rest in peace Coley Byrne you’ll be missed so much by so many."

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the incident and are appealing for anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

Police were contacted around 10pm on Sunday, December 26 following an altercation at the Gypsy Queen pub in Drake House Lane, Sheffield.

The victim was taken to hospital but sadly died of his injuries.

Tributes have been paid online to the young man who is said to have been aged in his 20s.

A police cordon remains in place and forensic investigators were also pictured entering the scene to carry out their inquiries.

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