Body of a man found in Sheffield

Police are investigating after the discovery of a man's body was made in Sheffield. His death is being treated as suspicious.

Sheffield murder inquiry: victim is local man in 30s

A murder inquiry has been launched after the body of a man was found in Sheffield.

The body was discovered at around 6:30am this morning in Birley Spa Lane.

South Yorkshire Police say the victim is a local man in his 30s. His family has been informed.

"I am satisfied from the evidence of the scene that this man has died in suspicious circumstances and he may have been the victim of an assault.

"The area where the body has been found is highly populated and it is possible that someone may have seen something that could prove vital to our inquiry.

"I would urge anyone with information, no matter how insignificant they think it is, to call police immediately."

– Temporary Detective Superintendent Phil Etheridge

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Suspicious death of a man in Sheffield

An investigation has started after the body of a man was found this morning in Sheffield.

Officers were called out to land on Birley Spa Lane at around 6:30am after a member of the public made the discovery.

A cordon is in place and a forensic examination of the area is being carried out.

A Home Office pathologist has been contacted and will attend the scene in the coming hours.

At this stage the death is being treated as suspicious.