Police launch murder probe after man aged 32 dies following Thurnscoe assault

Police have launched a murder probe following the death of a 32-year-old man who suffered ‘critical injuries’ during an assault in Barnsley.

Sunday, 7th June 2020, 6:28 pm
Updated Sunday, 7th June 2020, 6:29 pm

The injured man - who died this afternoon (Sunday) - was found with a serious head injury outside a property on Thurnscoe’s Houghton Road on Friday at about 6.55pm.

Police are quizzing a 35-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of assault yesterday. He remains in police custody.

Four other people – a 36-year-old man, a 34-year-old man and two 15-year-old boys – were also arrested on suspicion of assault but have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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Houghton Road, Thurnscoe

Formal identification and a post mortem examination are yet to take place.

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Police are keen to hear from anyone yet to come forward with information that might help the investigation.

Please call 101 quoting incident number 650 of 5 June 2020.

You can also give information to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website – www.crimestoppers-uk.org – or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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