Suspect appears in court charged in connection with death of South Yorkshire man

Richard Broughton
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Detectives investigating the death of 37-year-old Richard Broughton have charged a man, who appeared in court this morning.

John Paul Jones, aged 23, of Welland Crescent, Elsecar, appeared before Barnsley Magistrates’ Court charged with affray and witness intimidation. He was remanded into custody to appear before Sheffield Crown Court on 31 May 2017.

A 35-year-old man arrested on Monday on suspicion of violent disorder has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Mr Broughton was reportedly involved in an altercation on Welland Crescent, Elsecar, on Friday, April 28. He was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday, April 30.

A post mortem examination concluded that the cause of death was multiple injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or email, quoting incident number 1021 of 28 April 2017.