Sixth arrest in Mexborough murder investigation

Date published: 14 January 2021 15:12
Dated: 14 January 2021 15:11:40

A sixth person has been arrested by detectives in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Lewis Williams in Mexborough.

A 32-year-old Doncaster man has been arrested on suspicion of murder overnight, and is currently in police custody today (Thursday 14 January).

Four other people arrested this week on suspicion of murder – a 23-year-old man, a 20-year-old man, and two teenage boys aged 16 and 17 – all remain in police custody.

A 20-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Mr Williams sadly died after suffering fatal shotgun injuries following a reported shooting on Wath Road, Mexborough, at 4.26pm on Monday 11 January.

The cordon that was in place on Wath Road has now been lifted, but other scenes remain in place as the investigation continues. There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days.

If you have any information about Mr Williams’ death, if you are a motorist who may hold dash-cam footage of the incident, detectives remain keen to hear from you.

You can pass information to police by calling 101 quoting incident number 495 of 11 January. You can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers to give information anonymously, via their website – – or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

Alternatively, you can also provide information directly to the investigation team via the Major Incident Public Portal here -

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