Police cordon off Sheffield death house again

Scene: Police officers guard the street where a man's body was found on Lindsay Avenue, Parson Cross, on Sunday.                                      ''           Picture: Glenn Ashley.
Scene: Police officers guard the street where a man's body was found on Lindsay Avenue, Parson Cross, on Sunday. '' Picture: Glenn Ashley.
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DETECTIVES investigating the death of a man found in a house in Sheffield had the street cordoned off for a second day.

Lindsay Avenue, Parson Cross, was still sealed off between Buchanan Road and Lindsay Road while officers guarded an inner cordon yesterday.

Despite the intense level of police activity on the street – including forensic sweeps of the house – South Yorkshire Police refused to say anything about the nature of the death, other than it was ‘routine’ to establish whether foul play was involved.

The police probe into the circumstances surrounding the death was launched after officers patrolling Parson Cross spotted an ‘insecure house’ and found the body inside.

Neighbours on the street have spoken of their shock at the level of police activity, with only residents who live inside the police cordon allowed anywhere near the house at the centre of the probe.

Concerned resident Frank Hardy, a pensioner from Dryden Road, Parson Cross, said the community was ‘unnerved’ at the level of police activity there was in connection with the death.

“We are unnerved because there is all this activity yet no explanation. It’s a shame it takes a death before we get any police up here. We’d like to see officers patrolling the streets more.”