Town centre attack victim has died, say South Yorkshire Police

A man has died today after he was attacked in an incident on Saturday night, South Yorkshire Police have revealed this evening.

Wednesday, 8th September 2021, 8:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th September 2021, 8:08 pm

Police were called at around 10.30pm on Saturday night following reports that a 60-year-old man had been attacked on Pitt Street West, in Barnsley town centre.

A police statement this evening said: “Emergency services attended and the man was taken to hospital in critical condition, but sadly died today as a result of his injuries.”

Ricky Braithwaite, aged 38, of Newton Street, Barnsley was arrested shortly after the incident and later charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm.

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He was bailed to next appear before court on October 5, 2021.

Police say enquiries are underway to establish the circumstances of the incident.

Witnesses or anyone with information, call 101, or use the force’s online portal. The reference is 1048 of 5 September.

Alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting the independent charity CrimeStoppers via their website or calling 0800 555 111.

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