Murder arrest after death of 'wounded' pedestrian in collision with car

Murder arrest after death of 'wounded' pedestrian in collision with car

By Jill Theobald | 27/06/2022

Murder arrest after death of 'wounded' pedestrian in collision with car

A 25-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was found in a Rotherham street last night.

Police said they had been called at 7.16pm yesterday to reports of a pedestrian having been in collision with a car on Herringthorpe Valley Road.

“After initial investigations he was also found to have received an injury consistent with a puncture wound to his neck," said a spokesperson.

“A postmortem is yet to be completed and a cause of death has not been determined."

The spokesperson said a 25-year-old man from Sheffield had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“Enquiries are ongoing," they added.

"If you have any information relating to the man’s death, please contact police either online, through live chat, or by calling 101. The incident number to quote is 768 of June 26.

“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.”