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SYP - Murder Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham

South Yorkshire Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Rotherham


Details of Incident

Detectives have confirmed this evening (Monday 27 June) that they have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Rotherham last night and a second person has been arrested in connection with the incident.

A forensic post mortem examination carried out today concluded that the victim died as a result of a stab wound.

This afternoon, a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. The 25-year-old man arrested earlier today remains in Police custody.

Emergency services were called at 7.16pm yesterday evening (Sunday 26 June) to reports a pedestrian had been involved in a collision with a car on Herringthorpe Valley Road in Rotherham. As officers arrived at the scene to begin their initial enquiries, they also received reports that the individual may have been stabbed.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Hakin, who is overseeing the inquiry, said: "This investigation remains in its early stages and we are moving at a fast pace to understand the circumstances surrounding what happened last night."

"We currently have two people in custody arrested on suspicion of murder."

"We have not yet formally identified the individual in this matter and all I can say at this time is that he is an adult male, not a child as has been speculated on social media."

"I appreciate that this type of incident is shocking and distressing for the local community and we will have officers working in the area for some time as our investigation continues. I'd urge anyone considering posting images or videos of this incident online to think about the significant distress and upset this could cause the victim's family and loved ones, and to deter from doing so."

"If you do have any information that could help us determine what happened, please get in touch."

If you have any footage or photos that may assist the investigation, you can email these to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk and be sure to quote the incident number in the subject line. 

Contact Information

You can speak to South Yorkshire Police online, through live chat, or by calling 101 - please quote incident number 768 of 26 June 2022. 

 

If you have any footage or photos that may assist the investigation, you can email these to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk and be sure to quote the incident number in the subject line. 

 

Alternatively, contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers.uk.org