Murder inquiry launched as man dies in Sheffield

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Detectives have launched a murder inquiry after a man died in hospital following an attacked in Sheffield, writes Richard Marsden

Emergency services were called to Andover Street, Pitsmoor, after reports of a serious assault.

Andover Street murder scene

Andover Street murder scene

A 33-year-old man was taken to the Northern General Hospital and died later last night.

One man has been arrested in connection with the attack and was today being questioned.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Officers were called to the Andover Street area at about 7pm after reports that a male had been assaulted.

“The victim, a 33-year-old man, was taken to the Northern General Hospital for treatment but sadly he later died.”

She added: “Detectives are investigating the assault and have arrested a male in connection with what happened.

“He was being questioned overnight.”

Police confirmed the incident is being treated as murder.

Officers have not yet revealed details of the circumstances about what happened, or confirmed whether or not the man had been stabbed.

He had not been shot, police said.

The murder follows a period of calm in the Burngreave and Pitsmoor area in recent years following a spate of postcode gang-related murders and other violent crime.

But police have targeted the area with increased resources which has led to a fall in serious incidents.

Anyone with information about the incident should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800555111.