South Yorkshire Police probe into murder continues one year after brutal attack

Detectives investigating the murder of a South Yorkshire man in a brutal attack are still working on the case one year on.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 9:13 am

Stafford Garner, aged 46, was found critically injured at his home in Monsal Street, Thurnscoe, Barnsley, on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

He was taken to hospital but lost his fight for life three days later, triggering a murder probe.

Five men have been arrested so far as part of the murder investigation, but nobody has yet been charged over the killing.

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Two men, aged 30 and 42, were released under investigation after questioning.

Three other men are no longer being looked at as part of the murder probe.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Palmer, who is leading the investigation, said Stafford is believed to have been assaulted in his home some time on Tuesday, March 31 before being discovered two days later.

In an anniversary appeal for information, he said: “Thurnscoe is a small and very tight-knit community. I believe there is somebody in the area who knows what happened to Stafford, and today I am appealing directly to them to come forward and tell us what they know.

“Any information, no matter how small could make the difference.

“We have a family which has been devastated by Stafford’s death, children who have lost their dad. They deserve answers.”

Anyone with information about the murder should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 494 of April 2, 2020.

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

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