Second arrest and stolen car found in Wombwell murder investigation

Second arrest and stolen car found in Wombwell murder investigation

By Adele Forrest | 07/06/2018

Second arrest and stolen car found in Wombwell murder investigation
Jill Hibberd

A SECOND man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Wombwell woman.

The 22-year-old Wakefield man was arrested on suspicion of murdering Jill Hibberd, burglary and theft. He is currently in police custody being questioned by detectives.

Ms Hibberd (73) was found dead in her living room last Thursday (May 31) at around 7.45am. A post-mortem examination revealed she died from multiple stab wounds.

Lee Trevor Fueloep (40) is due to appear in Sheffield Crown Court today (Thursday) charged with murder and burglary.

Fueloep, of Willow Garth, Wombwell, is also charged with stealing Ms Hibberd’s Audi TT which was taken from her Wombwell driveway on Roy Kilner Road.

Following a police appeal, the car was found in West Yorkshire on Tuesday.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “The car was located on Finch Avenue in Newmillerdam, however detectives are still keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle prior to its recovery.”

Det Chief Insp Jude Ashmore said: “I want to offer my sincerest thanks to those who have been in touch with us, and while we are now in possession of the vehicle and various forensic analysis will be undertaken, I am still appealing to anyone who believes they may have seen the car, on specific dates and times.

“Did you see the car, registration number YM17 SYJ, taken from the scene of the crime on Roy Kilner Road, Wombwell, on Wednesday, May 30, at around 9pm?

“The registration number was changed to YY63 CFA, which were number plates taken from a red Audi A4 parked on Wharncliffe Street in Barnsley town centre, between 4pm on Friday, June 1, and 5.30am on Saturday, June 2.

“Do you believe you may have seen the red Audi TT at some point from when it was taken on May 30, up until Monday, June 4, on either set of number plates?

“Can you offer any information as to where the car may have been up until its recovery yesterday?

“The specific details, while they may seem insignificant, could be vital to the investigation and I would urge anyone who believes they could assist to please make contact with us directly via our incident room on 01709 443510.

“Alternatively, please call 101 or anonymously make contact with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 141 of 31 May 2018.”

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