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SYP - Murder of Joevester Takyi-Sarpong

South Yorkshire Police are investigating the Murder of Joevester Takyi-Sarpong on the evening of Sunday 31st October 2021 and are appealing for information from members of the public.


A man who died following an incident reported on Monday 1st November 2021 has today been named as 18-year-old Joevester Takyi-Sarpong.
Joevester was found dead on
Catherine Street in Doncaster following a report from a member of the public.
A post-mortem examination carried out on Tuesday 2nd November 2021 concluded that he died as a result of a stab injuries.
His family continue to be supported by specially trained officers and have asked for their privacy to be respected at this incredibly difficult time.
A 38-year-old man from Doncaster, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released under investigation.
Detectives are still keen to hear from anyone who has any information which could assist with the investigation.
DCI Emma Knight, leading the investigation, said: “This was a horrific incident in which a young man has tragically lost his life.
“I would like to urge anyone who may know something to contact us.
"We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area of Catherine Street, Trafford Way or Saint James Street on Sunday evening or the early hours of Monday morning , or any motorists who may have dash cam footage relating to these locations.”
Anyone with anyone information can call 101 quoting incident number of 254 of 1st November 2021. You can also speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Dash cam footage can be submitted via email to – please put the incident number in the email subject.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone, please contact the Major Crime Unit Incident Room on 01709 443446 (not staffed 24hrs) or call 101 to report information quoting incident 0254 of 01/11/2021. Alternatively, contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through their anonymous online form at