Boy, 12, charged with murder over death of Marcia Grant, 60, in Sheffield
The 12-year-old has been charged and will appear in court over the Easter weekend
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A boy has been charged with murder over the death of Marcia Grant.
Police confirmed that 12-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear before Sheffield Youth Court on Saturday (8 April).
The mother and grandmother was remembered as a “pillar of the community” as she was named. Emergency services were called to the Greenhill area of the city at around 7.10pm on Wednesday (5 April) to reports of a collision.
Mrs Grant’s family said: “Marcia was a warm, loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and a pillar of her community. Her loss has already sent shockwaves through all who knew her or was lucky enough to be included in her orbit.
“We ask for privacy at this time while further investigations are under way and the family try to come to terms with this enormous loss.”
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police confirmed that the boy had been charged. A statement reads: “A 12-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death of a Sheffield woman. The boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been charged with murder and will appear before Sheffield Youth Court on Saturday April 8 2023.
“Emergency services were called at 7.10pm on Wednesday April 5 to reports of a collision between a car and a woman in the Greenhill area.”
The spokesperson previously told our sister paper The Star: “Officers attended alongside Yorkshire Ambulance Service, and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, to find a woman in her 60s suffering serious injuries. She sadly died at the scene.
The boy was found shortly afterwards and arrested on suspicion of murder as well as suspected possession of a knife. Formal identification of Mrs Grant and a post-mortem examination have not yet taken place.
Detective Chief Inspector Andrea Bowell, from South Yorkshire Police, said: “This will be a deeply distressing time for the families of those involved in this incident, and I would ask their privacy is respected as they seek to understand what has happened.”
Police remained outside a semi-detached house on Hemper Lane, in Sheffield, on Thursday evening. A number of floral tributes had been left outside the property which had police tape across the driveway.
One message read: “I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful soul.”
The Star reports that the police spokesperson has not provided specific details about the location of the Greenhill collision, but residents report that it took place on Hemper Lane, at the junction with Reney Drive. Hemper Lane was also reportedly closed until this early hours of this morning. A property on Hemper Lane remained under police guard this afternoon.
If you have any information in relation to this collision, please contact police on 101 quoting incident number 736 of April 5, 2023. Alternatively, you can anonymously report any information via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or using their online form.