Murder squad seal off street after tragedy

Rotherham murder
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Detectives have launched a murder inquiry after a man found hurt in a South Yorkshire house died from his injuries.

Police and paramedics were called to a flat on Greenfield Road, Herringthorpe, Rotherham, on Thursday, at 10.05pm, where they found the injured 44-year-old.

However, despite efforts to save him, he could not be revived and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder. A man, aged 39, and a 45-year-old woman were being held yesterday.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Detectives have started a murder investigation after a 44-year-old local man died at an address in Herringthorpe.

“Police received reports of an incident at the property on Greenfield Road.

“Paramedics attended, but the 44-year-old died at the scene.

“Two local people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are assisting police with inquiries.”

A post mortem examination was carried out yesterday.

Police yesterday sealed off the block of flats where the body was found and a white tent was erected outside an entrance, while forensics experts could be seen working at the scene.

Officers have also been carrying out door-to-door enquiries at neighbouring homes.

One nearby resident, who declined to be named, said: “The police woke me up at 1.30am, which was a shock, asking if I had seen or heard anything.

“All I know of the people in the flat concerned is that a couple live there and they are visited a lot by a man who goes there to drink.

“This is not the nice area it once was.

“Nobody really knows each other any more.”

n Anyone with information about the suspicious death is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101, or, alternatively, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.