Man named in Rotherham murder investigation

Date published: 15 February 2019 17:11
Dated: 15 February 2019 17:01:57

A 39-year-old man who died following a serious assault in the Bradgate area of Rotherham has today been named as John Methley.

Mr Methley was found unconscious and critically injured on Midland Road, at the junction with Garden Street, on Monday 4 February at around 6.25pm.

He was taken to hospital but sadly died six days later on Sunday 10 February. A post-mortem examination carried out Monday 11 February, concluded that he died as a result of a head injury.

Mr Methley was formally identified by his family on Wednesday 13 February and they have released this statement: “The entire family are grieving for John and we’d ask that the people responsible for John’s death hand themselves into police.

“We want anyone with information about John’s death to please contact the police.”

His family have chosen not to release a picture of Mr Methley at this time.

Detectives investigating Mr Methley’s death remain keen to hear from anyone with information, and in particular anyone who may have dashcam footage from the area mentioned on the night of 4 February, or from any person who has information about the assault on Mr Methley.

If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 666 of 4 February 2019. You can also speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


Three men, aged 18, 19 and 37, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident remain on police bail.

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