Murder investigation launched after man in his 40s found dead in Sheffield flat

Police have launched a murder investigation after a 49-year-old man was found dead inside a flat in Sheffield on Friday.

Saturday, 16th May 2020, 11:34 am
Updated Saturday, 16th May 2020, 3:24 pm

Emergency services were called to a flat on Gell Street, Broomhall – close to West Street – shortly after 5am after receiving reports that a man was unresponsive.

He was sadly pronounced dead when paramedics arrived.

Police said “extensive enquiries” are now underway to establish the exact circumstances surrounding his death. A 51-year-old man, who was present at the flat on Friday morning, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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The scene outside a Sheffield flat where a man's body was found on Friday, May 15.

A post-mortem examination on the deceased is expected to take place later today (May 16). No further details are known at this stage.

Anyone with information that could help police enquiries is urged to call 101 quoting incident 122 of 15 May. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.