Police reveal cause of death for man found dead in block of Sheffield flats

Detectives investigating a murder in Sheffield have revealed that he fell from a height.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 12:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 4:30 pm

The 54-year-old man, named as David Hawley, died in the early hours of yesterday.

Just before 1.45am, police received a call from paramedics who had been called to a set of flats in Brimmesfield Close, Arbourthorne, after a man had been found injured outside.

Mr Hawley was pronounced dead a short time later and a murder probe was launched.

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A post-mortem examination carried out yesterday, concluded that he died as a result of a head injury, consistent with a fall from a height.

A 39-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday has been released under investigation.

Officers remain in the area today, carrying out house-to-house enquiries.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 43 of January 21.

A man found dead in Sheffield fell from a height, it has been revealed today

Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.