Police arrest a man, a woman and 16-year-old boy on suspicion of murder after man, 31, dies

Murder probe launched after man, 31, dies as police arrest a man, a woman and 16-year-old boy on suspicion of murder – as well as a 43-year-old on allegations of assisting an offender

  • A man was found dead at a property in Spring Street, Rotherham, on Monday
  • South Yorkshire Police arrested three on suspicion of murder the same day
  • They were released with no further action – four more arrests were made today
  • Two men – aged 43 and 31 – a woman aged 38 and a boy aged 16 are all in custody

A murder probe has been launched after a 31-year-old man was found dead at house in Rotherham.

Four people are currently in custody as police investigate the death of the man at a property in Spring Street on Monday morning, September 19.

Officers were called at 10.48am and the man, who was unresponsive, was pronounced dead at the scene.

South Yorkshire Police says his family has been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

The force says it has arrested three people on suspicion of murder today – a 31-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy.

Police were called to Spring Street, in Rotherham  (pictured), on Monday morning and found the man unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene

Police were called to Spring Street, in Rotherham  (pictured), on Monday morning and found the man unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene

They, along with a 43-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, remain in custody tonight.

It added that three people arrested on suspicion of murder on the day of the incident have since been released with no further action to be taken against them.

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Knight, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘We have been conducting a number of enquiries over the last few days to establish the circumstances surrounding the death. 

‘We also have a number of officers patrolling the area to provide further reassurance to local residents.

‘We are urging anyone who may have any information, no matter how small, to contact us.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police via live chat, its online portal or by calling 101 and quoting incident number 256 of 19 September 2022. You can access the online portal and live chat at: www.southyorks.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/.

Alternatively, you can give information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers via their website – www.crimestoppers-uk.org – or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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