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Sheffield pizza delivery man murder accused in court

Thavisha Lakindu Peiris
Image caption Thavisha Lakindu Peiris was found stabbed to death on 27 October

Two people have appeared in court via video link charged with the murder of a pizza delivery man in Sheffield.

Thavisha Lakindu Peiris, 25, was found stabbed in his car in Southey Crescent in the city on the night of 27 October.

A 17-year-old-boy and Shamraze Khan, 26, of Southey Crescent, remain in custody and are due to stand trial at Sheffield Crown Court in June.

Mr Peiris was trying to make what would have been his final delivery before starting a new job as an IT consultant.

The Sri Lankan national had been working at a pizza takeaway in Halifax Road after graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 2011.

His colleagues found him dead, having suffered multiple stab wounds, in the driving seat of his Toyota Yaris in a parking bay near the delivery address.

Mr Peiris's family visited the UK after his death but have since returned to Sri Lanka.

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