Sheffield murder investigation after man, 42, attacked in Windy House Lane

Sheffield murder investigation after man, 42, attacked in Windy House Lane

A murder investigation has been launched after a 42-year-old man died after an attack on a Sheffield street.

South Yorkshire Police were called at 11.55pm yesterday, Thursday, to reports that a man had been attacked on Windy House Lane in the city.

When officers arrived a 42-year-old man was found with critical injuries.

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Despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Officers remain on the scene and a picture on ImJustSheff shows a cordon in place while investigations are carried out.

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Detective Chief Inspector Simon Palmer said: “I’d like to offer my reassurance to the local community that we are doing all we can to locate those responsible.

“I understand how shocking this incident will have been to you. Please know that our enquiries continue at pace and we have a dedicated team working tirelessly on the investigation, carrying out CCTV analysis and conducting door-to-door enquiries.

“Our neighbourhood officers will be carrying out additional patrols to provide reassurance. If you see our officers out on patrol, please do go and speak to them, they are there to help and support you.

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“We remain keen to hear from anyone with information about what happened.”

If you have any information about what happened you are asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1000 of July 29.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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