Police hand out posters and leaflets to mark anniversary of Sheffield man’s murder

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Police officers handed out leaflets and posters last night appealing for information about the murder of a Sheffield man a week after he was attacked.

Simon Holdsworth was killed as he made his way home from work on December 16.

The 36-year-old’s body was found in a field off Birley Spa Lane, Hackenthorpe, the following morning and a post mortem examination revealed he had suffered extensive head injuries.

Temporary Detective Superintendent Phil Etheridge, leading the hunt for the killer, said: “We know there were people in the vicinity of the bus stop as Mr Holdsworth got off the number 120 bus close to The Hogs Head pub.

“He would have then headed towards the pub and the field behind Rainbow Forge Primary School.

“One week on from the shocking and horrendous murder, I would urge people to cast their minds back to what they were doing a week ago today, from around 11pm onwards.

“Did you hear a noise outside? Any shouting, raised voices, or distinctive car movements?

“Anything you might have seen or heard, however apparently insignificant, could prove vital to our investigation.”

n Anyone with information should call police on 101.