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Rotherham murder investigation names victim Dean Williamson as man arrested


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A suspected murder victim from Rotherham who died of chest injuries has today been named by police.

Dean Williamson, 45, was found seriously injured after being attacked in Parkgate on Tuesday, October 5.

Emergency services were called at 1.10pm and he was rushed to hospital. Despite extensive efforts to save his life, he sadly passed away three hours later.

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A post mortem examination carried out yesterday revealed Mr Williamson died as a result of chest injuries.

A 22-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder today. He remains in police custody at this time.

On Tuesday, a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and was released on police bail.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Palmer, who is overseeing the investigation, has urged anyone with information that could help officers to come forward.

He said: “People will continue to see an increased police presence in the area in the coming days as our investigations continue.

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“I’m keen to hear from anyone who was in that location on Tuesday, or anyone who witnessed the attack. No matter how small or insignificant you feel your piece of information may be, it could help us build a better understanding of how Mr Williamson came to be fatally injured.

“There are a number of ways you can get in touch – you can contact us directly or pass details anonymously to Crimestoppers.”

Please call police on 101 quoting incident number 375 of October 5 or contact Crimestoppers via their website or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

Mr Williamson’s family, who is being supported by specially trained officers, has asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

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