Twin sister of 18-year-old murdered on New Year’s Day speaks of heartbreak

Isaiah Usen-Satchell suffered multiple stab wounds during an altercation in Sheffield

NEW YEAR TRAGEDY: Isaiah Usen-Satchell (Photo: South Yorkshire Police)

THE TWIN sister of an 18-year-old man who was murdered in Sheffield on New Year’s Day has spoken of the heartbreak of her first night without him.

Isaiah Usen-Satchell died following a fight in the Norfolk Park area during the early hours of Wednesday, January 1.

Emergency services arrived on the scene of St Aidans Road, Sheffield, at around 4.20am.

Usen-Satchell was found with slash wounds to his legs and arms and was taken to hospital where he died later that morning.

A post-mortem examination revealed that Usen-Satchell died of a knife injury to his arm.

In a post on Facebook published yesterday, Usen-Satchell’s twin sister, Iman Anne, said he was loved by everyone.

She wrote: “I’m so heartbroken…you were so loved by everyone.”

She added: “It’s so satisfying and relieving to know that he touched so many people’s lives and that so many people genuinely love him and feel the same heartache as his close family do.

“Tonight was my first ever night without you on this earth with me, we grew in the womb together bro, you’ll always be a part of me.”

Usen-Satchell, a student, had joined Leeds Trinity University in September to study business.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Leeds Trinity University said: “We are incredibly shocked and saddened at the sad loss of one of our students, Isaiah, who died yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and many friends at this extremely difficult time.

“He had such a presence on campus and in class. He was a real character with a big personality and will be deeply missed.”

A book of condolence has been placed in the university’s chapel for students and staff to write messages for Usen-Satchell’s family.

Detectives investigating the teenager’s murder arrested three men from Rotherham – two aged 18 and one aged 20 – on New Year’s Day. All three have since been bailed.

Today South Yorkshire Police announced that two further arrests into Usen-Satchell’s murder have been made.

A 22-year-old and a 27-year-old man also from Rotherham were arrested on Friday. Both men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and currently remain in police custody.

DCI Jude Ashmore, who is leading the investigation, said: “At this time, the motive for the attack isn’t clear, however we do believe those involved were known to each other.”

Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact the police via 101 quoting incident number 1 January 2020 or online via the Major Incident Public Portal – mipp.police.uk/operation/14SY19K08-PO1.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers, an independent charity, can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.

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