Murder team gets new calls

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a POLICE plea for help in solving a murder 10 years ago in South Yorkshire generated a number of calls detectives are now following up.

Officers are working their way through calls received from the public after a £7,000 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer of 43-year-old Brian Metcalfe.

Brian, from Wath, was found dead under a bridge on Station Road in the town in October 2001. A post mortem examination revealed he had been assaulted.

South Yorkshire detectives used the 10th anniversary of the murder to appeal again for information to help them crack the case.

They announced Mr Metcalfe’s family is offering a £5,000 reward for information and the Crimestoppers charity is offering another £2,000.

There have been arrests over the years in connection with the death but nobody has ever been charged.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are currently following up information received during the anniversary publicity.”

Anyone with information should call 0114 2963161 or Crimestoppers on 0800 500111.