"incidents of this nature cause great concern for local residents."
Police have begun a murder inquiry after a man was stabbed to death at a block of flats in Sheffield on November 15, 2020.
The victim has been named as 28-year-old Kamran Khan.
He was discovered lying injured in Club Garden Road, in the Highfield area of the city, at approximately 2:15 am.
Mr Khan was rushed to hospital, however, he later died as a result of a stab wound to the chest.
South Yorkshire Police arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of murder during the afternoon of November 15.
He remains in custody for further questioning after detectives were granted a warrant for further detention at a court hearing on November 16.
Police confirmed that Mr Khan’s body was formally identified. His family are being supported by specially trained officers.
A block of flats in Club Garden Road was cordoned off while police conducted enquiries.
Neighbours revealed that they were stunned to see the cordon in place, especially because they did not hear any commotion or noise at the time of the attack.
Mother-of-five Tina Smith, aged 45, admitted she was heartbroken to hear that a young man had lost his life.
She said: “It’s quite surprising. I’ve been coming here to this part of Sheffield for seven years and I’ve never experienced anything like this.
“I thought it was a really quiet area. You hear about these things happening elsewhere but never on your doorstep.
“It’s very disconcerting and scary to think that this can happen where you live. You read these things on the news and it’s just upsetting because that is somebody’s child, somebody’s relative.
“I had three kids by the time I was 28 and it’s just heartbreaking to be honest. It just makes you wonder what has happened to society.”
Detective Inspector Scott Harrison is conducting the murder inquiry. He said:
“I understand that incidents of this nature cause great concern for local residents.
“I would like to reassure people that this was an isolated incident and there is no risk to the wider community.
“There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area today and throughout the week as investigations continue, which I hope will provide further reassurance to the public.
“Please do not hesitate to speak to one of our officers if you have any concerns.”
“I would also like to thank the community for their support and cooperation with this investigation so far, and would urge anyone who has any information that could help with the investigation to contact us if they haven’t already.”
Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation is urged to call 101 quoting incident number 99 of 15 November 2020.
Citizens can also give information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.