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Teenager admits killing Sheffield pizza delivery driver

A teenager has admitted murdering a pizza delivery driver in Sheffield last October. Kasim Ahmed, 18, of Main Road, Darnall, pleaded guilty at Sheffield Crown Court today to the murder of Thavisha LakinduPeiris at Southey Crescent in Sheffield on October 27 last year.

He also admitted two other separate offences of robbery. Another man, Shamraze Khan, 26, from Southey Crescent, Sheffield, today denied murdering Mr.Peiris. He will go on trial at Sheffield Crown Court tomorrow.

He has also admitted two further offences of robbery. This afternoon a jury of seven men and five women was sworn in.


Wi-fi boost signals speedier connections for commuters

Commuter trains will be fitted with new wi-fi equipment Credit: PA

Tens of millions of pounds are being earmarked to speed up internet access on commuter trains across England and Wales. Passengers on services into Leeds and Sheffield are among those likely to benefit.

New wi-fi equipment will be fitted to trains across the country resulting in speedier connections. The service should be available within the next three to four years.

Man assaulted at Sheffield Tour de France fan park

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted at the Tour De France fan park in Sheffield. The 32-year-old, suffered cuts to his back and facial injuries after the attack at Wincobank Common on Sunday July 6,2014 at around 3.15pm.

The victim was taken to hospital where his condition is described as stable. Police believe the assault which happened before the cyclists came through, was an isolated, targeted attack.

Officers are keen to hear from members of the public who recorded footage and may have captured the incident on film.

Fight to get man released from Bangladeshi jail steps up

Family and friends of a Sheffield businessman imprisoned in Bangladesh have pledged to step up their campaign for his safe return.

Mojid Khan from Sheffield

Mojid Khan was jailed, along with two other British nationals, nearly two months ago for crimes his family say he did not commit. They fear he will be tortured in prison.

Mr Khan is the chairman of Sheffield Bangladesh Citizens' Neighbourhood Welfare Project, and is among 120 British Bangladeshis who invested in the Dhaka Regency Hotel in Bangladesh.

He had travelled there several times in the past 18 months with other investors, concerned they were not receiving money due to them.

He was then arrested and charged with extortion and car fraud.

Dozens of people from the city's Bangladeshi community have attended a meeting with MP Clive Betts to discuss what to do next.

Organisers said officials from the Bangladeshi High Commission were invited to attend, but did not show up.

Family friend Rahman Shahin said the meeting marked the start of a formal campaign to demand Mr Khan's release.


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