Man assaulted in 'targeted attack' in Yorkshire dies after fighting for his life in hospital

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man who was seriously injured in a ‘targeted attack’ died.

The 23-year-old victim was assaulted on Staniforth Road in Darnall, Sheffield, on Saturday (Jun 8) shortly after 4.30pm. He was taken to hospital with a serious head injury where he had been fighting for his life, but South Yorkshire Police has now confirmed he died on Monday (Jun 10).

The force has launched a murder probe, and said the victim’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.

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A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with the incident, and remains in custody.

Police  on Staniforth Road in Darnall following a fatal attack on a 23-year-old man that is now being treated as a murder investigation.Police  on Staniforth Road in Darnall following a fatal attack on a 23-year-old man that is now being treated as a murder investigation.
Police on Staniforth Road in Darnall following a fatal attack on a 23-year-old man that is now being treated as a murder investigation.

A statement from South Yorkshire Police said: “We were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service on Saturday (8 June) around 4.36pm to reports of a serious assault on Staniforth Road in Darnall.

“Upon arrival of emergency services, a 23-year-old man was found with a serious head injury. He was taken to hospital, where yesterday evening he sadly died. The man’s family has been informed and is being supported by officers.

“A murder investigation is now underway, and detectives are trying to piece together the circumstances surrounding the man’s death and ensure the person responsible is brought to justice.

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"We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time, has CCTV or dashcam footage or any information that you believe can assist us with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 609 of June 8. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.