South Yorkshire Police seek witnesses to attack which left man fighting for life

Detectives in South Yorkshire want to trace potential witnesses to an attack which left a man fighting for life.

Friday, 15th November 2019, 10:28 am
Updated Friday, 15th November 2019, 11:24 am

A 69-year-old man was found critically injured on Dobie Street, Worsbrough Common, Barnsley, at around 7am on Sunday, October 27.

He was taken to hospital with severe head injuries, where he remained in a life-threatening condition for some time.

His condition has since improved slightly and is now described as serious but stable.

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Detectives are trying to trace potential witnesses to a serious assault on Dobie Street, Barnsley.

Detectives investigating the incident believe he was assaulted and want to trace a number of motorists and pedestrians who were in the Dobie Street area in the hours leading up to when the victim was found at 7am.Detective Constable Emma Shipley, investigating, said: “The footage shows a number of vehicles and a pedestrian on Dobie Street on the morning of Sunday, October 27, between 1.10am and 5.20am.“I’d like to please ask people to cast their minds back – were you in the area that morning? Do you drive to and from work along that road?“It’s really important that we identify and speak to these witnesses as they may have vital information about what happened.“If you think you were in the area that morning, please get in touch with us.”

Craig Smith, 30, of Honeywell Street, Barnsley, and Scott Toone, 26, of no-fixed-address, have both been charged with wounding in connection to the incident.Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.Quote incident number 337 of October 27.