Man dies following Barnsley assault

Date published: 08 September 2021 18:04
Dated: 08 September 2021 19:03:10

A man has died following an assault in Barnsley town centre on Saturday (4 September).

Police were called at around 10.30pm following reports that a 60-year-old man had been attacked on Pitt Street West.

Emergency services attended and the man was taken to hospital in critical condition, but sadly died today as a result of his injuries.

Ricky Braithwaite, 38, of Newton Street, Barnsley was arrested shortly after the incident and later charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm.

He was bailed to next appear before court on 5 October 2021.

Enquiries are underway to establish the circumstances of the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information that could assist with our enquiries, is asked to call 101. You can also report via our new online portal. The reference is 1048 of 5 September.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity CrimeStoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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