Barnsley murder update - man released under investigation

Date published: 07 June 2018 14:02
Dated: 06 June 2018 17:28:04

A 22-year-old man arrested in connection to the death of 73-year-old Jill Hibberd in Wombwell has been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

The man, from the Wakefield area, was arrested on suspicion of murder, burglary and theft on Tuesday 5 June.

Miss Hibberd’s body was found in the living room of her property on Roy Kilner Road at around 7.45am on Thursday 31 May. A post-mortem examination revealed she died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

The investigation into her death remains ongoing and detectives are keen to hear from anyone with information, in particular about Miss Hibberd’s red Audi TT, taken from her driveway and found on Tuesday, as detailed in the appeal below.

If you can help, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. You can also call the incident room directly on 01709 443510.

Wednesday 6 June 

Detectives searching for a red Audi TT, taken from the driveway of deceased Barnsley woman Jill Hibberd’s property, has been recovered in the West Yorkshire area, with a second arrest also made in connection to the murder.

The car was located on Finch Avenue in Newmillerdam yesterday (Tuesday 5 June), however detectives are still keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle prior to its recovery.

The arrest made was a 22-year-old man from Wakefield, arrested on suspicion of murder, burglary and theft. He is currently in police custody being questioned by detectives.

DCI Jude Ashmore investigating said: “I want to offer my sincerest thanks to those who have been in touch with us, and while we are now in possession of the vehicle and various forensic analysis will be undertaken, I am still appealing to anyone who believes they may have seen the car, on specific dates and times.

“Did you see the car, registration number YM17 SYJ, taken from the scene of the crime on Roy Kilner Road, Wombwell, on Wednesday, 30 May, at around 9pm?

“The registration number was changed to YY63 CFA, which were number plates taken from a red Audi A4 parked on Wharncliffe Street in Barnsley town centre, between 4pm on Friday 1 June, and 5.30am on Saturday, 2 June.

“Do you believe you may have seen the red Audi TT at some point from when it was taken on 30 May, up until Monday 4 June, on either set of number plates?

“Can you offer any information as to where the car may have been up until its recovery yesterday?

“The specific details, while they may seem insignificant, could be vital to the investigation and I would urge anyone who believes they could assist to please make contact with us directly via our incident room on 01709 443510.

“Alternatively, please call 101 or anonymously make contact with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 141 of 31 May 2018.”

At around 7.45am on Thursday, 31 May, Emergency Services were called to a house on Roy Kilner Road, following reports that Miss Hibberd’s body had been found in the living room of the property.

A post-mortem examination revealed Miss Hibberd died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

A 40-year-old man, Lee Trevor Fueloep, of Willow Garth, Wombwell, was charged with murder, burglary and theft of a motor vehicle on Sunday, 4 June, appearing at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 5 June, where he was remanded into custody until his next appearance at Sheffield Crown Court later this month.

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