Man charged with murdering a young Christian in England
A man accused of stabbing a 24-year-old to death as he handed out church leaflets has been charged with murder and possession of a bladed weapon in public. James Lee, 31, of Doncaster Road, Rotherham, is accused of stabbing 24-year-old Mohamed Issa Koroma to death in Sheffield.
Police were called to the city centre at approximately 4.30pm on Friday after receiving reports of a stabbing. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Mr Koroma seriously injured.
Addressing Mr Koroma’s family at the end of the brief court session, District Judge Mrs Naomi Redhouse said: “I appreciate you coming today, and I am so sorry that you had to come.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Murphy of South Yorkshire Police said: “My thoughts are with Mohamed’s family at this very difficult time. It’s hard to fathom the impact this has had on them, his friends and the wider community who are coming to terms with what has happened.