Officers appeal for information into the death of John Methley

Date published: 29 April 2019 09:00
Dated: 29 April 2019 09:49:20
Officers investigating the murder of 39-year-old John Methley from Rotherham are appealing for your help to identify two potential witnesses to the assault that led to his death. 

Mr Methley was assaulted by two men at 6.23pm on Monday 4 February on the Midland Road roundabout, at the junction with Garden Street/New Wortley Road in Masborough, Rotherham. 

He was left unconscious with serious injuries to his head. He never regained consciousness and died as a result of the trauma on Sunday 10 February. 

Officers are keen to speak to a man and woman who they believe were in the area at the time Mr Methley was assaulted. 

CCTV images have been released to help identify the potential witnesses. 

The woman in the images appears to be wearing a jacket with a fur hood, a skirt and knee high boots, carrying a large, dark-coloured handbag. She is believed to have been walking from Wortley Road towards Midland roundabout before stopping to speak to a man. 

The man in the images appears to walk from Midland Road towards Midland roundabout on his mobile phone before stopping to speak to the woman. 

Can you help identify the man or woman? Did you see what happened?

Anyone with information is urged to call the incident room on 01709 443459. You can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 
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