Police issue CCTV footage of woman wanted in Barnsley murder probe

Police are trying to trace this woman

Police are trying to trace this woman

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Detectives investigating the murder of a Barnsley man have issued CCTV footage of a woman they want to trace.

They believe the woman could hold ‘significant information’ about the death of 65-year-old John Gogarty, who was found stabbed to death in his home on Marsh Street, Wombwell, last Friday afternoon.

The woman they want to speak to was captured on a CCTV camera withdrawing money from a cash point on High Street, Wombwell, four days before Mr Gogarty’s body was found.

She was wearing a maroon jacket with the hood up and a baseball cap underneath.

Detectives are trying to piece together Mr Gogarty’s movements in the week before his body was found.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Handley, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Our investigation is very much ongoing and we would now like to speak to this individual or anyone who may recognise her.

“We are working with the public to piece together Mr Gogarty’s movements in the days leading up to the discovery of his body.

“The woman we want to speak was in High Street in Wombwell at around 6.50pm on Monday, July 13 and we believe she holds vital information that could help us.

“Are you the woman in the footage? Were you in the area at the time? Can you help us to identify who this woman is?”

A 48-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday morning has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information should call the murder incident room on 01709 443506 quoting number 792 of July 17.

Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

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