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Doncaster murder investigation launched as teenager, 18, found dead in street is named


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A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after police found a teenager’s body in Doncaster yesterday.

South Yorkshire Police have confirmed a murder investigation is underway after discovering an 18-year-old’s body on Catherine Street yesterday morning.

The 38-year-old, from Doncaster, remains in police custody.

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The family of the 18-year-old have been informed and are currently being supported by specialist officers.

The post-mortem has not yet been carried out.

Enquiries are ongoing and police are urging anyone with information to get in touch.

Joe Sarpong has been named locally as the 18-year-old found dead in the street

Meanwhile, the 18-year-old has been named by locals as Joe Sarpong as several people paid tribute on social media.

A large police cordon was in place around Catherine Street yesterday while forensic officers examined the scene.

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At least five police vehicles were present.

Anyone with information relating to this case is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 254 of 1 November, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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