Barnsley murder victim named and further arrest made

Date published: 18 June 2019 09:57
Dated: 21 June 2018 11:50:29

A man who died in Barnsley town centre has today been named as Dawid Szubert, as detectives continue with their enquiries.

Mr Szubert was found just outside of Civic Gardens, also known as Mandela Gardens, at around 3.05pm on Sunday 17 June by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, after receiving a call that he had been taken ill.

He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene, at which point officers were called and an investigation was launched. A post-mortem examination carried out earlier this week revealed that he died as a result of a head injury.

Following extensive enquiries over the last three days, to identify the man and trace his family, he was now been named and his relatives informed.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker, the Senior Investigating Officer, said: “I would like to thank everyone who has come forward with information since Sunday and has assisted with our enquiries so far.

“The man has now formally been identified and today named as 38-year-old Dawid Szubert, who is originally from Poland but was living on Park Road, Barnsley.

“We have also traced his family, living in Poland, and officers have and continue to speak with them to provide support.

“During the course of our enquiries over the last 24-hours we have also arrested a 27-year-old man from Barnsley on suspicion of murder. He currently remains in custody where he will be questioned in connection to Mr Szubert’s death.

“While we have made significant progress in the investigation, I am still keen to hear from anyone who was around Mandela Gardens on Sunday afternoon and saw what happened or who saw anyone acting suspiciously.

“If you can help, please call us on 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 605 of 17 June 2018.”

A 43-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains released under investigation while a 27-year-old man and 32-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of theft have been also been released under investigation.

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