Detectives probe suspicious death

Death probe: Police look for clues at the house in Hexthorpe where a man's body was found.                                           Picture: Alan Janaszek.
Death probe: Police look for clues at the house in Hexthorpe where a man's body was found. Picture: Alan Janaszek.
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EXTRA detectives have been drafted in to investigate a second suspicious death in Doncaster in two days.

Scenes of crime officers were last night searching a terrace house in Hexthorpe where a man’s body was found on Monday night.

Meanwhile, a 42-year-old Rossington woman has been charged with her husband’s murder after he died from from a stab wound to the upper abdomen on Sunday night.

A post-mortem examination was being carried out yesterday to establish the cause of death of the man found dead in a house in Stone Close Avenue, Hexthorpe, on Monday at about 10pm.

The 42-year-old man has not yet been named by police, but detectives say they are treating the man’s death as suspicious.

A 37-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is assisting officers with their enquiries.

Outside the house yesterday afternoon there was a single bouquet with a card saying: “You were one of the greatest men to ever walk this earth and will be missed eternally.”

Neighbours in Stone Close Avenue said they did not know the dead man.

One woman said: “People are always moving in and out on this street and are gone three months later. I’ve no idea who lived there.”

Another said: “I haven’t heard what happened, we keep ourselves to ourselves.”

Stone Close Avenue is where widow Nora Tait, 69-year-old retired seamstress, was murdered in her home in October 2005. The case remains unsolved.

Canteen assistant Tracey White appeared before Doncaster Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon accused of murdering her husband, Alan, aged 49, at their house in Bond Street, Rossington.

She was remanded in custody for a week.

Anyone with information about the Hexthorpe death is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 1070 of Monday, December 19.