Detectives investigating death in Sheffield arrest a second man

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Detectives investigating the death of a man following an assault in Sheffield city centre have arrested a second suspect.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested today on suspicion of assisting offenders and is currently in police custody.

The 42-year-old victim, who has not yet been named, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening head injuries following the assault on Friday night.

He died from his injuries in hospital on Saturday morning.

Emergency services were called to the junction of West Street and Eldon Street, close to the Mode bar, to a report of an assault the night before at around 11.50pm.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and spent the weekend being questioned.

He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

A 31-year-old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of assisting offenders and remains in police custody.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the West Street area on Friday night and may have seen what happened to come forward.

A passerby who was on West Street in the early hours of Saturday said he saw riot vans and the area cordoned off. Scene of crime officers were still at the scene later in the morning.

A man who works on West Street, but did not wish to be named, said the circumstances of the incident were unclear.

“The area has been taped off since I got to work. There have been a lot of police officers around, but no-one seems to have any idea about what happened yet,” he said.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police confirmed the 42-year-old died from head injuries.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 1,315 of September 5 2014 or Crimestoppers.

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