Suspect bailed after murder of woman at Wingfield

A SUSPECT has been bailed by police investigating the murder of a 27-year-old woman at Wingfield.
Abbie Leigh DowningAbbie Leigh Downing
Abbie Leigh Downing


Abbie Leigh Downing died in hospital after emergency services were called to Plowmans Way at 3.45am on Friday.

Paramedics treating her at the scene had informed South Yorkshire Police that a woman had suffered serious injuries.

The victim was later formally identified and her family supported by officers.

Det Chief Insp Andy Knowles, who is leading the investigation, said: “I know incidents like this can have a devastating impact on the wider community and we are working round the clock to determine exactly what happened to Abbie.

“We would at this point like to thank Abbie’s family for working with us at what must be a truly devastating time for them.

“I would encourage the public to avoid speculation into what happened as our enquiries continue.”

A 28-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder was bailed on Saturday as detectives continue the investigation.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident 88 of August 25.

Alternatively, stay anonymous and pass on what you know by contacting Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111

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