Police last night (Saturday, April 9) confirmed local speculation that an emergency incident where Langdale Road was cordoned off involved the discovery of a man’s body.
Police said: “We received a call at 11:37am today for concerns of welfare for a man in a property on Abbeydale Road in Sheffield.“Emergency services attended and a man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and his family have been informed.”
Neighbours said the property searched was a flat above shops.
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said on Twitter at 2pm: “Firefighters are currently at an incident on Abbeydale Road, #Sheffield and are expected to be there for the next couple of hours.
“It is a multi-agency incident with @syptweet (police) and @YorksAmbulance
“Due to heavy traffic around the area please avoid if possible.”