UK - Carlo Giannini, 34, pizza chef found with fatal injuries in Sheffield park, 12 May 2022

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A murder investigation was launched after the body of a man was found on Manor Fields Park, off City Road, in the early hours of Thursday, May 12.

The park remains sealed off tonight (Saturday, May 13) as detectives continue to investigate the circumstances around the man’s death.

South Yorkshire Police have repeatedly stated they are yet to formally identify the man after they were called to the scene at 5am on Thursday.

However, several Italian media outlets have named him as Italian national Carlo Giannini. The young Italian national is reportedly from the Mesagne district of the city of Brindisi.

A source told The Star Mr Giannini worked at a pizzeria in Broomhill.


Several outlets report that Mr Giannini’s family are speaking with the Italian consulate to travel to Sheffield to help police with enquiries.

Outlet Today Cronaca reported: “According to what ANSA [Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata, a new agency] learned from Italian investigative sources, Giannini's relatives are in contact with the Italian consulate and it is not excluded that they may travel to Sheffield in the next few hours.

"According to reports from Brindisi, the 34-year-old left Mesagne years ago to move to Northern Europe to work in some restaurants. Two years ago he had opened a pizzeria in Germany.”

Anyone with information, or who may have seen suspicious activity in the park between the evening of Wednesday, May 11 and the morning of Thursday, May 12 is asked to call policeon 101, quoting incident number 122 of May 12.

Here’s the original appeal by South Yorkshire Police Log in or sign up to view

Here’s a photo of Carlo and some background info (sorry I haven’t got the time to translate it right now)

 

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According to this Italian MSM article, Carlo’s brother and sister-in-law want answers as to what’s happened to him. They went to Sheffield this morning to formally identify him. Omicidio a Sheffield, la cognata del pizzaiolo assassinato: «Vogliamo la verità»

Yet, South Yorkshire Police haven’t named him yet and some Yorkshire media have only done so because he’s been widely named by Italian media Sheffield park murder victim named locally as Italian chef, 34 for the last couple of days.

Bottom line: precious time wasted, as Sheffield residents might hold vital information about what happened if the victim’s identity was revealed imo
 

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A murder investigation was launched after the body of a man was found on Manor Fields Park, off City Road, in the early hours of Thursday, May 12.

The park remains sealed off tonight (Saturday, May 13) as detectives continue to investigate the circumstances around the man’s death.

South Yorkshire Police have repeatedly stated they are yet to formally identify the man after they were called to the scene at 5am on Thursday.

However, several Italian media outlets have named him as Italian national Carlo Giannini. The young Italian national is reportedly from the Mesagne district of the city of Brindisi.

A source told The Star Mr Giannini worked at a pizzeria in Broomhill.


Several outlets report that Mr Giannini’s family are speaking with the Italian consulate to travel to Sheffield to help police with enquiries.

Outlet Today Cronaca reported: “According to what ANSA [Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata, a new agency] learned from Italian investigative sources, Giannini's relatives are in contact with the Italian consulate and it is not excluded that they may travel to Sheffield in the next few hours.

"According to reports from Brindisi, the 34-year-old left Mesagne years ago to move to Northern Europe to work in some restaurants. Two years ago he had opened a pizzeria in Germany.”

Anyone with information, or who may have seen suspicious activity in the park between the evening of Wednesday, May 11 and the morning of Thursday, May 12 is asked to call policeon 101, quoting incident number 122 of May 12.

Here’s the original appeal by South Yorkshire Police Log in or sign up to view

Here’s a photo of Carlo and some background info (sorry I haven’t got the time to translate it right now)


RIP Carlo
 

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Potential witnesses sought after murder of Carlo Giannini

These CCTV images are so unclear. Not sure what police are trying to achieve by releasing them.
It’s all gone quiet since police released cctv from the night of the murder. The local keeps the case in the news, but it is worrying that the killer Is still at large Killer still roaming streets after chef is stabbed to death in Sheffield park
 

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Actually, not so quiet on Italian media, as Carlo’s funeral is taking place today in his Italian home town. (See translation below) Mesagne. Oggi alle 17 i funerali di Carlo Giannini

With the arrival of the coffin of Carlo Giannini the exhausting wait for the town, and the family above all, to see their son gain, comes to an end. The funeral of Carlo Giannini, the 34-year-old chef killed in a park in Sheffield, where he worked in a restaurant, is taking place today. His body arrived on Monday evening from London with his brother Stephen and his wife Valentina, who followed the bureaucratic process for the repatriation of the body. The coffin, however, will arrive this morning at Brindisi-Papola airport directly from Rome-Fiumicino, where it had arrived yesterday from London. Once in Mesagne, the grief-stricken family has asked to be left alone for a few hours to watch over and pray for the body. There will be his parents, mom Rosalba and dad Antimo, his brothers Marco and Stefano with his wife Valentina, his sister Francesca with her husband Andrea. Then, at 3 p.m., the doors of the Shrine of Mater Domini will open and friends and citizens can pay their last respects to the young man killed in a distant land, where he had emigrated to find work. The funeral will begin at 5 p.m. and will be officiated by Don Pietro de Punzio, the parish priest. Afterwards, the body will reach the cemetery to be buried. On the funeral poster, which announced the funeral of the young man, the family wrote: "In faith we are united to entrust Carlo into the arms of our heavenly Mother and Jesus.”

The body had been ready for ecpatriation since last week, but the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth's platinum jubilee caused the departure to be postponed.
Meanwhile, the investigation is being kept private. What is certain is that the Italian Europol has also become involved, as British detectives have asked for assistance in reconstructing the puzzle of Giannini's life. Understanding the motive, in fact, is fundamental to framing the story and finding the killers and potential instigators. In the hours following the murder, the police of Sheffield, the where the stabbing of took place, arrested a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old boy, who were released shortly afterwards on bail. Clearly the evidence collected was not overwhelming, but only clues that could not nail the two young men to their responsibilities. The murder took place in England, in South Yorkshire, in the city of Sheffield, where Carlo Giannini had returned to work after a German interlude. In fact, with his brother Stefano and his sister-in-law Valentina they had started a pizzeria in Germany, in the heart of the Black Forest. Then Carlo decided to return to England. And it is here, probably, that the motive for his death should be sought. It could have been an assault with robbery, which took place during the night in the park, or it could have been something else. However, the British police have continued to investigate with great determination. Maybe that was the reason why a few days ago the investigator in charge of the case asked on English social networks for the help of potential eyewitnesses. The investigation is being followed by investigator Becky Hodgman.
 

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Actually, not so quiet on Italian media, as Carlo’s funeral is taking place today in his Italian home town. (See translation below) Mesagne. Oggi alle 17 i funerali di Carlo Giannini

With the arrival of the coffin of Carlo Giannini the exhausting wait for the town, and the family above all, to see their son gain, comes to an end. The funeral of Carlo Giannini, the 34-year-old chef killed in a park in Sheffield, where he worked in a restaurant, is taking place today. His body arrived on Monday evening from London with his brother Stephen and his wife Valentina, who followed the bureaucratic process for the repatriation of the body. The coffin, however, will arrive this morning at Brindisi-Papola airport directly from Rome-Fiumicino, where it had arrived yesterday from London. Once in Mesagne, the grief-stricken family has asked to be left alone for a few hours to watch over and pray for the body. There will be his parents, mom Rosalba and dad Antimo, his brothers Marco and Stefano with his wife Valentina, his sister Francesca with her husband Andrea. Then, at 3 p.m., the doors of the Shrine of Mater Domini will open and friends and citizens can pay their last respects to the young man killed in a distant land, where he had emigrated to find work. The funeral will begin at 5 p.m. and will be officiated by Don Pietro de Punzio, the parish priest. Afterwards, the body will reach the cemetery to be buried. On the funeral poster, which announced the funeral of the young man, the family wrote: "In faith we are united to entrust Carlo into the arms of our heavenly Mother and Jesus.”

The body had been ready for ecpatriation since last week, but the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth's platinum jubilee caused the departure to be postponed.
Meanwhile, the investigation is being kept private. What is certain is that the Italian Europol has also become involved, as British detectives have asked for assistance in reconstructing the puzzle of Giannini's life. Understanding the motive, in fact, is fundamental to framing the story and finding the killers and potential instigators. In the hours following the murder, the police of Sheffield, the where the stabbing of took place, arrested a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old boy, who were released shortly afterwards on bail. Clearly the evidence collected was not overwhelming, but only clues that could not nail the two young men to their responsibilities. The murder took place in England, in South Yorkshire, in the city of Sheffield, where Carlo Giannini had returned to work after a German interlude. In fact, with his brother Stefano and his sister-in-law Valentina they had started a pizzeria in Germany, in the heart of the Black Forest. Then Carlo decided to return to England. And it is here, probably, that the motive for his death should be sought. It could have been an assault with robbery, which took place during the night in the park, or it could have been something else. However, the British police have continued to investigate with great determination. Maybe that was the reason why a few days ago the investigator in charge of the case asked on English social networks for the help of potential eyewitnesses. The investigation is being followed by investigator Becky Hodgman.

Interesting and sad read.
 

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A new arrest! Let’s hope they have the right man and enough evidence to charge him


Detectives investigating the death of Carlo Giannini have today (Wednesday 22 June) arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

Mr Giannini was found dead in Manor Fields Park at 5am on Thursday 12 May. A post-mortem later concluded that he died of a stab wound.

This is the third arrest in the inquiry. A 17-year-old boy is released under investigation and an 18-year-old man has been released pending no further action.
 
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