Detective appeals for information following death of Barnsley man

Date published: 18 June 2019 09:57
Dated: 18 June 2018 18:18:42

The detective investigating the death of a man in Barnsley yesterday afternoon (Sunday 17 June), is asking witnesses to come forward.

At around 3.35pm, police received a call from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service stating that a man had suffered a cardiac arrest in Eldon Street, and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination carried out earlier today (Monday 18 June), has since revealed that the man, believed to be in his 30s, died as a result of a head injury.

A team of officers are now working to establish the exact circumstances surrounding his death and are asking witnesses to come forward, as Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker explains.

“An investigation into the man’s death is in the early stages, and we are working hard to understand exactly what happened and to piece together his movements prior to his death.

“Eldon Street currently remains cordoned off as we continue to carry out enquiries, which have so far including gathering CCTV footage and speaking to members of the public.

“What I would ask, is that anyone who was around Eldon Street yesterday afternoon and saw anything suspicious to please get in touch with us.

“At this time, the man has not yet been identified and our efforts continue to try and trace his family.

“If you have any information about how the man came to be in Eldon Street, or about what happened, please get in touch with us either via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

Please quote incident number 605 of 17 June when passing on information.

A 43-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder earlier today currently remains in police custody.

A 27-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman have been arrested this afternoon in connection to the man’s death, on suspicion of theft and remain in custody.

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