Man named as Balby murder inquiry continues

Date published: 20 January 2019 16:42
Dated: 20 January 2019 15:24:11

A 21-year-old man who died following an incident at a pub in Balby earlier this week has today been formally named as Tom John William Bell.

Mr Bell sadly died in hospital on Thursday evening (17 January), after suffering shotgun wounds during an incident at the Maple Tree pub on Plantation Road.

A post-mortem examination carried out yesterday (Saturday 19 January) concluded that he died as a result of a shotgun wound to his chest and abdomen.

His family continue to be supported by specialist officers and have today released a statement asking for their privacy to be respected at this incredibly difficult time.

They said: “We would please ask that our privacy is respected so that we are able to grieve in private. We want to ask any witnesses or anyone with information to contact the police and help with their enquiries – it’s so important that we get justice for Tom and the police are able to find out who is responsible for the death of our son.”

A 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder last night and a 21-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender remain in custody at this time.

Enquiries into Mr Bell’s death are continuing in both South Yorkshire and Humberside and detectives still want to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or who has any information.

Photo credit - Steel Stream Design

Photo credit - Steel Stream Design

Officers are also keen to speak to anyone with dashcam footage of the area. Please call 101 quoting incident number of 796 17 January 2019 if you can help.

You can also speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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