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Rotherham death ‘unexplained’

Police outside the house on Hollowgate, Rotherham, where a body was discovered

Police outside the house on Hollowgate, Rotherham, where a body was discovered

  • by Polly Rippon
 

Mystery surrounds the death of a Rotherham man whose body was found behind a house in the town yesterday.

Police investigating the death of the man, who is in his fifites, said a post mortem examination had revealed he had suffered a number of injuries.

But they are not sure yet how he came by his injuries and are treating the death as ‘unexplained’.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “The post-mortem examination carried out on the body of a man found in Rotherham has revealed that he died from significant chest and abdominal injuries. 
“It also concluded that he had sustained a head injury.

“Enquiries continue in an effort to establish how he sustained these injuries and his death is being treated as unexplained.

Officers were called to a large semi detached property in Hollowgate at about 7.30am on Thursday, where it is believed the man lived.

His body had been found by another occupant of the property at the back of the house.

The man is due to be formally identified later on today.

Anyone with information about the death is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 128 of January 2.

 

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