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South Yorkshire Police Investigation into the murder of Stephen Georgeson. Public appeal for information..


On Friday 5th June 2020 at 1853hrs South Yorkshire Police received a call from Barnsley District General Hospital that Stephen Georgeson, 32 years had been brought in by ambulance after they had attended at an address on Houghton Road, Thurnscoe.  It is suspected that he had been subject of a serious assault. Sadly Mr Georgeson died in hospital as a result of his injuries on Sunday 7th June.  His family have been informed and are being supported by our specialist officers.

Detectives are now appealing for information regarding two specific incidents in Thurnscoe at the end of last week to build up a picture of the circumstances leading up to Stephen's death.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Oughton investigating said  " My appeal for information today is three-fold. It begins with an incident that took place in Derry Grove Park  just before 8.30pm on Thursday 4th June 2020 when Police received a report that Stephen - who was also known locally as Squeek - was unconcious in the park.  He was checked by paramedics and returned home a short time later. 
Were you in the area at the time ?  Did you hear any kind of disturbance ? Were you drivng a car with a dash-cam that may have footage that would help our investigation ?

The second part of my appeal is for information about the suspected serious assault that took place the following day, Friday, in the Houghton Road area of Thurnscoe, between 4pm and 5.30pm. Police received a call from ambulance staff reporting concerns for Stephen, who had been taken to hospital with a serious head injury.
Were you on Houghton Road or in the surrounding area between 4pm and 5.30pm ? Did you hear or see anything that was unusual ?

Lastly, we want to hear from anyone who may have seen Stephen in the Thurnscoe area at any time on either Thursday 4th June or Friday 5th June.
Did you capture any people or vehicles on your CCTV cameras or dash-cams ? Even something that seems insignificant or routine could be vital to our investigation. "

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone please contact the Major Incident Room on 01709 443538 ( Not staffed  24 hours ) or 101 to report information quoting incident number 650 of  5 June 2020.  If it's difficult to speak to us, you can stay completely anonymous by calling independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visiting