Man's body discovered at block of flats raided by police this week

Police have discovered the body of an 84-year-old man at a block of flats where a gun was found earlier this week.

By Steve Jones
Thursday, 10th September 2020, 8:45 pm

Officers were called to Cliff Block, Deer Park View, Stannington at around 12.25pm on Thursday (10 September) after they received a request for a welfare check on a man in the 15-storey building.

The 84-year-old was sadly found deceased when police arrived. His death is not believed to be suspicious.

On Monday armed police swarmed the building as part of Operation Fortify – South Yorkshire's multi-agency approach to dealing with serious violent crime and organised criminality. A 36-year-old man, Wayne Parkin, was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with four firearms offences.

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Police found the body of an 84-year-old man at the property.

While at the property, officers were alerted to the possibility there could be harmful materials inside and residents in the immediate area were evacuated as a precautionary measure. South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and the Army’s bomb squad also assisted with the operation.