Day of action to help find murder victim Steven Fretwell's killers

By Adele Forrest | 07/02/2017

Day of action to help find murder victim Steven Fretwell's killers
The scene of the murder on Kingswood Avenue, Laughton.

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Steven Fretwell who was found dead at his home in Laughton believe the clues to find his killer lie in the town.

Mr Fretwell (47) was found dead at his address on Kingswood Avenue, Laughton, on December 18 after police officers were called to his home at 3.50pm.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Fretwell died as a result of multiple injuries.

Four men, aged 21, 26, 33 and 35, were arrested in December on suspicion of murder and remain on bail pending further enquiries.

Det Supt Matt Fenwick, the officer leading the murder investigation, appealed to the community for information and urged the public to speak to officers about any information they have during a day of action they are holding today.

Det Supt Fenwick, said: “We believe the answer as to who is responsible for Mr Fretwell’s death could lie within the community.

“Our officers will be in Dinnington today, flooding the area with our presence, to appeal to members of the public for information.

“During the course of our investigation so far, we have explored numerous lines of enquiry, spoken to a number of witnesses and analysed extensive amounts of CCTV footage.

“Today, we will be handing out posters and speaking to members of the public, with the hope of gathering as much information as we can to find out what happened to Mr Fretwell.

“If you’re in the area and know anything about what happened, or saw Mr Fretwell in the days leading up to his death, please come and speak to us.

“Any information could prove helpful to our investigation.”

South Yorkshire Police has not as yet released a picture of the victim.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 781 of December 18 2016 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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