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South Yorkshire Police investigation into the murder of Paul Crossley. Public Appeal for information.


On Friday 15th May 2020 between 9pm and 10pm, officers responded to calls from members of the public reporting a group of men fighting on Longley Hall Way in Sheffield. When they arrived at the scene, they found Mr Crossley who had suffered a serious head injury. He was taken to hospital in Sheffield to receive treatment but sadly died on Tuesday 19th May. His family has been informed and are being supported by our specialist officers.

Two men from Sheffield, aged 43 and 44, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and subsequently bailed pending further enquiries. They have both been re-arrested on suspicion of Murder and remain in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector James Axe, investigating, said: "My priority is to ensure we gather as much information as possible about the events leading up to this incident, and what happened immediately after. Were you on Longley Hall Way or Longley Hall Road  or in the surrounding area between 8pm and 11pm, did you hear or see anything that may help with this investigation?

"We know there was a large group of people who witnessed this incident if you were there please do get in touch and let us know what you saw."

"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 443445 (not staffed 24hours) or 101 to report information quoting crime reference number 14/76671/20 of 15 May.

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