Community in shock as man found dead in Sheffield flat block named locally

A man whose death sparked a murder probe in Sheffield this morning has been named locally.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 12:36 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 5:04 pm

Detectives launched an investigation after a man’s death in Brimmesfield Close, Arbourthorne, in the early hours of this morning.

Paramedics were called after a man was found slumped outside a block of flats and he was pronounced dead a short time later.

A murder probe was launched when police arrived at the scene.

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Police in Sheffield - Credit: Andy Kershaw

Today, he has been named locally as 54-year-old David Hawley.

One neighbour told BBC Sheffield: “He was a good friend and we’re so shocked.”

His death is being treated as suspicious and a 39-year-old man is being held on suspicion of murder.

A police cordon is in place where the man’s body was found and officers are carrying out house-to-house enquiries to find people who may have seen or heard anything suspicious.