No suspicious circumstances in Barnsley man’s death

Date published: 04 July 2018 13:25
Dated: 04 July 2018 14:25:16

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Barnsley last week are now preparing a file for the Coroner as the circumstances of the incident have been comprehensively investigated.

At around 10.15pm on Thursday 28 June, Emergency Services were called to Braithwaite Street in Mapplewell after receiving reports that a man had suffered suspected stab wounds.

He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. A post-mortem examination concluded the cause of death was a single stab wound to the chest.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker said: “Following the post-mortem examination and detailed enquiries carried out as part of the investigation, we are now confident there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Mr William Repton.

“The 31-year-old woman initially arrested at the time on suspicion of murder in connection to his death, has been released with no further action to be taken.

“Our priority in any incident is to determine exactly what happened as quickly as possible, by gathering information to ascertain the specific circumstances and establishing all the facts.

“A file is now being prepared for the Coroner and we are not looking for anyone else in connection to Mr Repton’s death.”

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