Tragic end to night at South Yorkshire club

Murder victim William O'Hara
Murder victim William O'Hara
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This is the first picture of the man who died after a disturbance at a working men’s club in South Yorkshire.

William O’Hara – known to his friends as Willy – had been out socialising with pals, police have revealed.

But he was left with life- threatening injuries after an incident at Thurnscoe Coronation Working Men’s Club, Thurnscoe, Barnsley, on Saturday afternoon.

The 60-year-old was rushed to Barnsley Hospital for treatment, but could not be saved and died on Monday night.

South Yorkshire Police said officers had been called to reports of a disturbance the club at about 5pm.

A 53-year-old man was yesterday released on bail pending further inquiries after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

A police spokeswoman said: “Mr O’Hara was socialising at the club when it is alleged he became involved in an altercation.

“Early indications from the post mortem examination suggest Mr O’Hara died as a result of a head injury. However, further tests are being carried out.

“Three people were arrested in connection with the incident.

“A 53-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

“A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and perverting the course of justice.

“A 33-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

“All three have been bailed pending further inquiries.”

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