Murder investigation launched in Rotherham

Date published: 21 September 2022 18:46
Dated: 21 September 2022 19:43:52

A murder investigation is under way following the death of a man in Rotherham.

 

Officers were called to reports of concern for the welfare of a man at around 10.48am on Monday morning (19 September) in Spring Street, Rotherham.

 

Upon arrival, a 31-year-old man was found unresponsive, and he was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.

 

His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

 

Three people were arrested on Monday (19 September) on suspicion of murder. They were later released with no further action.

 

A further four people were arrested today (Wednesday 21 September) in connection with the investigation.

 

A 31-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder. A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. All remain in police custody at this time.

 

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Knight, who is leading the investigation, said: “We have been conducting a number of enquiries over the last few days to establish the circumstances surrounding the death. We also have a number of officers patrolling the area to provide further reassurance to local residents.

 

"We are urging anyone who may have any information, no matter how small, to contact us.”

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact us via live chat, our online portal or by calling 101 and quoting incident number 256 of 19 September 2022. You can access the online portal and live chat here: www.southyorks.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/.

 

Alternatively, you can give information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers via their website – www.crimestoppers-uk.org – or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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