Pizza delivery man murder

A man and a teenager have been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with murder. 25-year-old former student Thavisha Peiris was stabbed to death as he made his final pizza delivery before starting a career as an IT consultant.

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Two in court over pizza delivery man murder

Murdered pizza delivery man Thavisha Lakindu Peiris
Murdered pizza delivery man Thavisha Lakindu Peiris Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Two men are due to appear in court today charged with the murder of pizza delivery driver Thavisha Lakindu Peiris.

Shamraze Khan, 25, of Southey Crescent, Sheffield, and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court.**

The body of 25-year-old Thavisha was found in his car in Southey Crescent, Sheffield, at about 10.30pm on Sunday October 27. A post-mortem examination revealed he had died from stab wounds.**

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Family of pizza murder victim say thank you

The family of 25-year-old pizza delivery man Thavisha Peiris who was killed in Sheffield last month have thanked the police, local residents and the media. They have travelled to South Yorkshire from Sri Lanka.

“We would like to thank many people who have stood by us in this difficult time. Our family and friends, thank you for your love and concern.

“We would like to thank the police investigators, headed by Detective Superintendent Lisa Ray and her team for their tireless efforts. We would like to thank the British High Commission in Sri Lanka for taking a personal interest in the matter and we thank Domino’s for the support extended to us.

“Last but not least, we thank the British media and the British public for their concern.

– The family of Thavisha Peiris

A boy aged 17 and a 25-year-old man have been charged with murder and will appear in Sheffield Crown Court on November 15.

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Vigil held for pizza delivery driver stabbed to death

Tonight, around 60 of Thavisha Lakindu Peiris' friends and members of the Sheffield Sri Lankan community gathered for a vigil at his home in the Fir Vale area of the city.

The terraced house was packed for the Buddhist ceremony.

His friends said the hour-long vigil involved religious elements led by Buddhist leaders as well as food and tributes.

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Two remanded in custody over pizza delivery murder

Two people have been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with the murder of a pizza delivery driver.

Shamraze Khan, 25, of Southey Crescent, Sheffield, and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were both charged with the murder of Thavisha Lakindu Peiris overnight.

Mr Peiris, 25, had been delivering his last pizza before starting a new job when he was stabbed to death in the Southey area of Sheffield on Sunday night.

Khan and the youth were remanded in custody after a five minute hearing and told they will appear again at Sheffield Crown Court on November 15.

Two due in court over Sheffield graduate murder

A man and a 17 year old are due in court this morning charged with the murder of a Sheffield IT graduate.

Thavisha Peiris was stabbed to death as he made his final pizza delivery before starting a career as an IT consultant.

Shamraze Khan, 25, of Southey Crescent, Sheffield, and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are both due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court this morning.

BREAKING: Two charged over Sheffield graduate murder

A man and a teenager have been charged over the murder of an IT graduate in Sheffield on his final day in his job delivering pizzas.

Thavisha Peiris was found stabbed to death in his car in Southey Crescent, Sheffield, at about 10.30pm last Sunday.

Shamraze Khan, 25, of Southey Crescent, Sheffield, and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are both due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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