Arrest made in Barnsley as man falls ill and dies

Date published: 18 June 2018 12:17
Dated: 18 June 2018 12:07:12


A scene is currently in place in Barnsley town centre after a man was taken ill and died yesterday afternoon (Sunday, 17 June).


At around 3.35pm, a call was received by police from Yorkshire Ambulance Service that a man, believed to be in his 30s, had suffered a suspected cardiac arrest in Eldon Street. 


Officers attended however the man was pronounced deceased at the scene. 


The exact cause of death is not yet known however it is being treated as suspicious at this time. A post-mortem examination will be carried out in the coming days. 


A 43-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the death and remains in police custody. 


Enquiries to identify the man and trace his family have been continuously made and remain ongoing. 


Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 605 of 17 June 2018. 


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