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SYP - Murder of Philip MCCAULIFFE

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

Details of Incident

A man who died following a reported assault in Sheffield has been named as 67-year-old Philip McCauliffe.

Philip died following reports of an assault on Ironside Walk in Gleadless. Officers attended and he was sadly found dead inside a property on the street at around 1.30pm on Friday (15 December). 

A post mortem has concluded he died as a result of a bleed on the brain. 

A murder investigation is underway and three people - two men aged 39 and 35, and a 37-year-old woman - were arrested on suspicion of murder. They have since been bailed pending further enquiries. 

We are now appealing for anyone with information which could assist us to get in touch. 


DCI Andrew Knowles, Senior Investigating Officer, said: "We have been working arond the clock since Friday to build up a picture of what happened to Philip in the run-up to his tragic death. 

"We are aware of reports that Philip was assaulted prior to his death and have been making extensive enquiries, including going house-to-house in the community, to gather information which could help us to secure justice. 

"We know people in the community will have information about what has happened and I urge you to make contact and tell us what you know. If you don't feel comfortable speaking to us directly, you can contact Crimestoppers and remain completely anonymous. We will never know who the information came from."


DCI Knowles added: "Sadly Philip has no known relatives and so far, despite a number of enquiries, we have been unable to identify a next of kin. If you are a family member of Philip, please do get in touch with us and appropriate support will be provided."

Contact Information

If you have any information which could assist us, we ask you pass it on via our new online live chat, our online portal or by calling 101. Please quote investigation number 14/219145/23 when you get in touch. 


Alternatively, if you prefer not to give your personal details, you can stay anomymous and pass on what you know by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers. Call their UK contact centre on freephone 0800 555 111 or complete a simple and secure anonymous online form at