Police appeal for information after man dies in Rotherham town centre

DETECTIVES appealed for witnesses after a man died in Rotherham town centre yesterday morning (Sunday).

The man, in his 60s, was found unconscious with a head injury after collapsing on Frederick Street at about 9.30am. 

South Yorkshire Police launched an investigation and appealed for anyone who may have seen him earlier at the bus station to help officers build a complete picture of what happened to him.

Detectives are particularly keen to speak to those who were in the bus station at the time.

Det Insp Chris Ronayne said: “We are keen to determine what happened to the man on Frederick Street and establish how his injuries have occurred.

“We are already trawling local CCTV footage, but are keen to speak to anyone who may have been on Frederick Street who saw or heard anything suspicious. 

“What may seem a small piece of information to you could be vital in determining what happened this morning.”

Pass on information via the police’s live chat or online portal or by calling 101, quoting incident 293 of July 30.

The online portal can be found at  www.southyorks.police.uk/contact-us/report-something.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111 crimestoppers-uk.org.