Police appeal to ‘mothers’ over Sheffield pizza worker who was stabbed to death


Mothers in Sheffield have been asked whether their sons could be behind the ‘brutal and shocking’ murder of Thavisha Lakindu Peiris, who was stabbed to death while delivering his final pizza before starting a new job.

South Yorkshire Police have made a direct appeal to mothers whether their sons returned home ‘dishevelled, perhaps with bloodstained clothing’ after Sunday’s killing.

Sri Lankan-born Mr Peiris was making his final delivery of the day when he was attacked and left for dead in his silver Toyota Yaris.

The 25-year-old was described as a ‘career-minded, hard-working, bright, articulate and friendly young man’, leaving police with no clue to a possible motive apart from the small amount of cash he could have been carrying.

He had been due to make a delivery to an address at Southey Crescent at around 10pm but when he failed to show up, his colleagues went to find him.

A post-mortem examination…

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