Sheffield murder detectives investigating after man, 23, dies in 'targeted' Darnall attack

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A man who was left with a serious head injury following a targeted attack in Sheffield at the weekend has sadly died.

South Yorkshire Police were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service on Saturday, June 8, at 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 (Monday, June 10) he sadly died.

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The man’s family has been informed and is being supported by officers, a spokesperson for the force has said.

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.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection to the incident. He remains in police custody at this time.

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A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “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.

“Please quote incident number 609 of 8 June 2024 when you get in touch. You can contact us online here. CCTV and dashcam footage can be submitted to

“Alternatively, if you prefer not to give your personal details, you can stay anonymous and pass on what you know by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers. Call their UK Contact Centre on freephone 0800 555 111 or complete a simple and secure anonymous online form at”