Shopkeeper death murder probe

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead and a second seriously injured in Rotherham. A police statement said the incident followed "sightings of a man brandishing a machete in Eastwood and Rotherham town centre".

Police cordon off crime scene in east Rotherham

Police have cordoned off a street in the Eastwood area in the east of Rotherham after one man was found dead and a second man seriously injured.

The alleged attack took place in the east of Rotherham, South Yorkshire
The alleged attack took place in the east of Rotherham, South Yorkshire around 2pm Credit: Google Maps
Grosvenor Road has been cordoned off and is being treated as a crime scene
Grosvenor Road has been cordoned off and is being treated as a crime scene Credit: Google Maps

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Murder investigation after man found dead in street

Police have launched a murder investigation after one man was found dead and a second seriously injured in a residential street in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

The whole of Grosvenor Road in Rotherham is being treated as a crime scene
The whole of Grosvenor Road in Rotherham is being treated as a crime scene Credit: ITV News/Rupert Evelyn

A police statement said the incident followed "sightings of a man brandishing a machete in Eastwood and Rotherham town centre".

Emergency service were called to the Grosvenor Road area of the town shortly after 2pm today. The street is cordoned off and forensics experts are at the scene.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.