Tributes flood Sheffield’s stabbed victim Coley Byrne, 26, who “always smiled”.

A Sheffield community is devastated by news that a young man has died after being stabbed to death in a pub on Boxing Day.

The man, known locally as Coley Byrne, aged 26, from the city’s Westfield neighborhood, died on Boxing Day after reports of a knife fight at the Gypsy Queen pub in Beighton.

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

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Flowers were left at the scene and detectives and forensic investigators were pictured in the pub on Drake House Lane.

Dozens of people have gone to Facebook to pay tribute to Mr. Byrne.

A friend, Rochelle Bethany, said she had been friends with Mr. Byrne since she was a child and that he was “always by my side” and “did everything for me”.

She said, “I will miss you forever and never forget you. You were my best friend I’m really devastated. “

Another friend, Ash Broughton, wrote on social media, “Waking up this morning to find out you died devastated me.”

He said Mr. Byrne was “one of the realistic men I got to call my friend” and “always smiling, always cool and (it) was always good to see your face”.

He wrote: “Heaven has won an amazing man. It’s just heartbreaking that your time wasn’t spent on earth. You were taken too early, my brother. “

Another friend, Olly Bradbury, posted that Mr. Byrne “always remembers himself, especially that cheeky grin” before adding, “Everyone will miss you, bruv. Fly up.”

A friend posted a picture of Mr. Byrne and said, “What a good guy” before adding, “We laughed a little.”

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Among the many other tributes to Mr. Byrne, he has been described as “a great guy” and “nice guy” by a woman who said she was his neighbor.

Investigators are looking for witnesses to the stabbing and ask anyone who has information or who may have witnessed the incident to report.

DCI Mick Hakin, who led the investigation, said, “We want to speak to anyone who may have been in the Gypsy Queen at the time and have seen anything that can help us determine exactly what happened that led to death has. “of a young man.”

Anyone with information that could help is asked to call 101 and provide incident number 845, dated December 26th. Information can also be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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