UPDATE: Man who died in Rotherham street identified as third arrest is made

Date published: 01 July 2022 08:04
Dated: 01 July 2022 09:04:06

South Yorkshire Police can now confirm the identity of a man who died in a Rotherham street on Sunday evening (26 June) as a third man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Detectives confirmed on Monday evening (27 June) they had launched a murder investigation following the incident on Herringthorpe Valley Road the day before.

Formal identification has now been completed, and detectives can reveal that Andre Lee, age 52, originally from London, was the man found deceased after they responded to reports of a pedestrian being in collision with a car.

Emergency services were called at 7.16pm, and after their initial enquiries, officers also received reports the individual may have been stabbed.

A forensic post mortem examination carried out on Monday concluded Mr Lee died as the result of a stab wound.

On Tuesday (28 June), a third man – aged 25 and from Sheffield - was arrested on suspicion of murder. He has since been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

Two other Sheffield men previously arrested on suspicion of murder have also been released as enquiries into their involvement continue – a 24-year-old man released on police bail and a 25-year-old man released under investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Hakin, overseeing the investigation, said: “Specially trained officers continue to support Mr Lee’s family at this devastating time. At this point they do not wish to speak further about what has happened, and we ask that their right to privacy is please respected until they instruct otherwise.

“Our officers are continuing to investigate this incident at great speed, and as further developments come to light we will continue to act on them.

“If you do have any information that could help us determine what happened, I would still urge you to please get in touch. No matter how small you think it is, it could prove vital to us.”

You can speak to South Yorkshire Police online, through live chat, or by calling 101 – please quote incident number 768 of 26 June. You can also contact the investigation team directly via the Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) at Public Portal (mipp.police.uk).

If you have footage or photos that may assist the investigation, you can email these to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk and be sure to quote the incident number in the subject line.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the 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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