CCTV images released in John Methley murder investigation

By David Parker | 29/04/2019

CCTV images released in John Methley murder investigation
Police released these CCTV images of a man and a woman they would like to speak to.

CCTV footage has been released of a man and a woman who may have witnessed an assault on a Rotherham man who later died.

Police investigating the murder of John Methley (39) have appealed for help in identifying the man and woman in the CCTV images.

Mr Methley was assaulted by two men at 6.23pm on Monday, February 4, on the Midland Road roundabout, at the junction with Garden Street and New Wortley Road in Masborough.

He was left unconscious with serious injuries to his head. He never regained consciousness and died as a result of the trauma on Sunday, February 10. 

Officers said they were keen to speak to a man and woman who they believed were in the area at the time Mr Methley was assaulted. 

A spokeswoman said: “The woman in the images appears to be wearing a jacket with a fur hood, a skirt and knee high boots, carrying a large, dark-coloured handbag.

“She is believed to have been walking from Wortley Road towards Midland Road roundabout before stopping to speak to a man. 

“The man in the images appears to walk from Midland Road towards Midland roundabout on his mobile phone before stopping to speak to the woman.”

Anyone with information is urged to call the incident room on 01709 443459 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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