Killer to be sentenced over fatal stabbing in Sheffield street

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A killer who stabbed a man to death in a Sheffield street is to be sentenced today.

Danny Trotter, aged 24, of no fixed abode, was found guilty yesterday of the murder of 31-year-old Gavin Singleton in an attack in Hillsborough last September.

Danny Trotter was found guilty of murder

Danny Trotter was found guilty of murder

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Jurors took just an hour to find Trotter guilty of murder and wounding.

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Gavin and his friend, Scott Fauvel, were stabbed on Walkley Lane, Hillsborough, in a dispute over cash on a night out.

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When paramedics arrived at the scene following a 999 call they found members of the public performing CPR on Gavin, who was critically injured after suffering three stab wounds – one to his chest and two to his right leg.

He died in hospital a few days later.

Detective Chief Inspector Jude Ashmore said: “A knife crime doesn’t just affect the person stabbed, it also impacts on the lives of friends and family, and the person who carried out the attack. I urge anyone who is considering carrying a knife to think long and hard about the consequences of what they’re doing.”

Trotter is to be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court this afternoon.