Police name Doncaster murder victim as suspect is charged

Police have named a man killed Doncaster this weekend after charging a woman on suspicion of his murder.

Police have named a man killed in Doncaster this weekend as John Albert Poole.

John Albert Poole, 50, died following a reported assault in the suburb of Bentley in the early hours of Saturday.

Emergency services were called to The Avenue at about 12.30am.

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Mr Poole was taken to hospital with suspected stab wounds and died that evening.

A post mortem examination has since confirmed the cause of death as a stab wound.

South Yorkshire Police today said a woman had been charged in connection with Mr Poole’s death.

Lisa Thorpe, 32, of The Avenue, Bentley, is due to appeal before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with murder.

A 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed pending further enquiries.

A police spokesman said enquiries remain ongoing in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or email [email protected] and quote incident number 37 of 29 October 2016.