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Tributes to Joe Sarpong, 18, as Doncaster ‘murder’ victim found dead in street is named


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People in Doncaster are paying tribute after police tragically discovered a teenager’s body yesterday.

South Yorkshire Police found the body of an 18-year-old man on a wasteland near College Road in Doncaster yesterday morning.

The police investigation is ongoing, and there have not yet been any new updates since yesterday.

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However, locals have named the 18-year-old as Joe Sarpong and have been paying tribute on social media.

One person wrote: “Rest in paradise Joe Sarpong one of the most kindest people I have ever met in my life you were genuinely respected by so many such a top guy.”

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

Another said: “Rip Joe Sarpong was such a good lad. Don’t know why they had to take you. Purest man I’ve met in my life… 18 year old. Why lord? Love you my brother. Till we meet again.”

One person wrote: “RIP Joe Sarpong what a nasty place the world is turning out to be.”

Another Doncaster resident wrote: “Rest easy Joe Sarpong. thoughts are will you all.”

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Forensic investigation continued yesterday with at least five police vehicles on the scene and a cordon in place around Catherine Street.

Yesterday, a spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police are in attendance at College Road, Doncaster, after the body of an 18-year-old man was found on wasteland this morning.

Superintendent Neil Thomas added: “We would urge members of the public to stay away from the area while officers continue their work.”

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