Police launch murder probe

Rodger Road, Woodhouse, where a man died at the weekend
Rodger Road, Woodhouse, where a man died at the weekend
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A murder investigation has been launched in Sheffield after a man died during a row in the street outside his house.

The man, named by neighbours as 64-year-old Keith Staley, died on Sunday afternoon.

Police said they launched an investigation ‘into the circumstances surrounding the death’ after being called to his home on Rodger Road, Woodhouse, at 3pm.

A 58-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on the same day before being bailed pending further inquiries.

Police have not yet released the results of a post-mortem examination carried out on Mr Staley’s body but it is understood he had been involved in an argument beforehand.

On the same day a wall and fence separating his semi-detached home from the property next door collapsed, sending bricks and wooden fence panels on to his drive.

Yesterday the two neighbouring homes were sealed off with police tape and an officer parked in a van guarded the scene.

Neighbours said police forensic experts had visited the street and taken photographs of the two homes.

One woman said: “The police called and asked if we had heard any shouting.

“I looked outside and saw the police outside the houses and I noticed that the wall between them had collapsed. I think it must have happened on the same day as Keith died.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 64-year-old man from Woodhouse, Sheffield.

“A 58-year-old man from Woodhouse has been arrested and has been bailed for further inquiries.”

n Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 with information.