Three arrested on suspicion of murder as woman’s body found in Sheffield street

Police at the scene on Claywood Road, Sheffield

Police at the scene on Claywood Road, Sheffield

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Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead on a residential street in Sheffield.

A 24-year-old man was arrested after the body was discovered and is still be questioned today.

A 29-year-old-woman and a 46-year-old man were also later arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death.

Meanwhile house to house enquiries and forensic examinations continue at the scene today.

Emergency services were called to the address on Claywood Road, opposite Park Hill flats, in the early hours of Friday.

The body of the 34-year-old woman was found nearby.

Police are treating the death as unexplained until a post mortem examination has been performed.

Police spoke to residents and scenes of crime experts carried out searches in the area.

Neighbours have spoken of their shock at the death.

Tom Banks, 22, who lives only a few houses along from the area cordoned off by police said: “Oh my goodness. Someone was shot the other day as well.

“But we never see anything, it’s a lovely, quiet place to live. If there is crime, it is pretty invisible.

“It’s only normally really petty crime - you see weed dealers in their fancy cars, people getting drunk.

“I’m shocked, it is very surprising.”

His housemate Tom Coleman, also 22, said: “I don’t think it’s that surprising though - you get violent crime round here all the time.

“There are a lot of dodgy dealings round here.”

Another resident of Claywood Road, who did not want to give his name, said: “I don’t know a thing about it. It’s a bit of a shock. It’s lovely round here. I’m very surprised.”

The scene where the body was found is just across the road from South Street Park, which has its official grand opening on Saturday September 17.

A 76-year-old resident, of Talbot Street, said: “I’m really not surprised, you just get on with it.”

And an 18-year-old man, who lives nearby, said: “I’ve heard that a woman died, but that’s all I’ve heard, that there was a murder.

“I didn’t know if it was true or not, but I was shocked.”

A woman, who lives in Park Hill, said: “I didn’t know anything about it until I saw all the police cars and a big wagon. There’s always something going off round here.”

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