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Sheffield hit-and-run death “suspicious”

Police at the scene of a 'suspicious death' at the junction of Eastern Avenue and Arbourthorne Road in Arbourthorne, Sheffield, on the evening of Tuesday, November 27.

Police at the scene of a 'suspicious death' at the junction of Eastern Avenue and Arbourthorne Road in Arbourthorne, Sheffield, on the evening of Tuesday, November 27.

DETECTIVES are today investigating the ‘suspicious death’ of a man who was found seriously-injured at the scene of a hit-and-run car crash in Sheffield.

He was discovered after one of the vehicles sped from the scene of the two-car collision in Arbourthorne shortly before 6pm yesterday.

The man was taken to the city’s Northern General Hospital, but died later.

Police are now investigating the collision involving a black Volkswagen Golf and a 4x4 at the junction of Eastern Avenue and Arbourthorne Road.

Detective Superintendent Terry Mann said: “There was a road collision involving a couple who were driving a Golf that was hit by another vehicle which then drove off.

“Left behind was a person who was injured and taken to hospital, but later died.

“We are treating this as a suspicious death, but it is early days and we need to establish the cause of death first.

“We need to find out what injuries the man suffered and how he came by those.”

A post mortem examination of the man, named locally as Travis O’Neill, was due to be held this morning.

They were expected to return today to inspect the area in daylight.

One Arbourthorne resident, who declined to be named, said he was ‘not surprised’ to hear of a ‘suspicious’ death in the area, adding: “It’s getting bad around here.”

Winnie Smith, of the Arbourthorne Tenants and Residents’ Association, said: “We keep telling the authorities it’s getting worse in Arbourthorne, but no-one will listen. Something like this has been coming.”

* Anyone with information about the crash or the man’s death is asked to call police on 101.

 
 
 

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