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Man in court charged with murder after 'good Samaritan' hit by car while aiding unconscious woman

A MAN has appeared in court been charged with the murder of a father-of-two, who died after being hit by a car as he went to the aid of an unconscious woman in Sheffield.

Chris Marriott, 46, was helping the injured woman when he and several others were hit by the vehicle on Wednesday.

Hassan Jhangur, 23, of Whiteways Road, Sheffield, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court today (Saturday December 30 2023) charged with murder and five counts of attempted murder.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old woman remains in hospital in a serious condition.

South Yorkshire Police said Mr Marriott, 46, had been out walking in the Burngreave area of Sheffield on Wednesday afternoon with his sons, aged six and eight, when the incident happened.

He was among several people hit by a car on College Close, including an off-duty midwife who had also stopped to help.

Tragically, Mr Marriott died at the scene.

In a statement, Mr Marriott's family said: "Chris was a wonderful husband, dad, brother, uncle - and friend to many.

"He devoted much of his life to helping others.

"The circumstances of his death, although tragic and unfathomable to us his family, show the sort of man he was - to go to help rather than to turn away."

Police have also revealed that a groom was stabbed in a fight that broke out after the car ploughed into the group of people who had been at a wedding.

The 19-year-old knife crime victim was wounded on College Close, Burngreave, after the car hit the group of people, including dad-of-two Chris.

The stab victim required hospital treatment but his injuries were not life threatening, police added.

He has since been discharged.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said the knife believed to have been used in the stabbing was recovered at the scene.

Two men arrested over Chris' death on Wednesday afternoon were also quizzed over the stabbing.

South Yorkshire Police said "We can confirm that a 19-year-old man suffered stab wounds during the surrounding disorder after the collision.

"The victim’s injuries were not life threatening. He required hospital treatment but has since been discharged.

"A 55 year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder was also arrested for attempted murder in connection to the stabbing. He has since been released on police bail.

"A 23 year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder was also arrested for attempted murder in connection to the stabbing."

Emergency services were initially deployed to Burngreave on Wednesday afternoon to deal with an altercation triggered by a row between two families over a wedding, it is claimed.

But as details were being provided to South Yorkshire Police in a phone call, a car ploughed into the group of people at the scene.


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