Rotherham man charged with murder over death of 52-year-old Andre Lee

Rotherham man charged with murder over death of 52-year-old Andre Lee

By Jill Theobald | 02/08/2022

Rotherham man charged with murder over death of 52-year-old Andre Lee

A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder after an incident involving a stabbing and road traffic collision in in a Rotherham street in June.

Ryan Connor, of Davis Street, Clifton, has been charged with the murder of Andre Lee and remanded in custody to first appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday.

Police found 52-year-old Mr Lee seriously injured in Herringthorpe Valley Road on June 26 follow reports of a collision but after initial enquiries, officers also received reports the victim may have been stabbed.

Detectives confirmed the following evening they had launched a murder investigation after a forensic postmortem confirmed that Mr Lee, who was from London, had died from a stab wound.

Det Chief Insp Mick Hakin said: “Whilst extensive efforts have led to the murder charge being put forward and accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service, our work does not stop there. 

“We are still keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident and not already spoken to the police to contact us.

“We understand the community is shocked when something like this happens, but we do not believe there to be any danger to the wider community as a result of the incident.”

You can speak to South Yorkshire Police online, through live chat, or by calling 101 and quoting incident number 768 of June 26.

You can also contact the investigation team directly via the Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP).

If you have footage or photos that may assist the investigation, you can email these to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk and 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.