Detectives have launched a murder inquiry after a man found hurt in a South Yorkshire house died from his injuries.
Police and paramedics were called to a flat on Greenfield Road, Herringthorpe, Rotherham, on Thursday, at 10.05pm, where they found the injured 44-year-old.
However, despite efforts to save him, he could not be revived and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder. A man, aged 39, and a 45-year-old woman were being held yesterday.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Detectives have started a murder investigation after a 44-year-old local man died at an address in Herringthorpe.
“Police received reports of an incident at the property on Greenfield Road.
“Paramedics attended, but the 44-year-old died at the scene.
“Two local people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are assisting police with inquiries.”
A post mortem examination was carried out yesterday.
Police yesterday sealed off the block of flats where the body was found and a white tent was erected outside an entrance, while forensics experts could be seen working at the scene.
Officers have also been carrying out door-to-door enquiries at neighbouring homes.
One nearby resident, who declined to be named, said: “The police woke me up at 1.30am, which was a shock, asking if I had seen or heard anything.
“All I know of the people in the flat concerned is that a couple live there and they are visited a lot by a man who goes there to drink.
“This is not the nice area it once was.
“Nobody really knows each other any more.”
n Anyone with information about the suspicious death is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101, or, alternatively, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.