Rotherham: Machete murder investigation continues

Police in Rotherham are continuing to investigate the murder of a man found dead at a shop in Eastwood.

Wednesday, 16th October 2013, 9:10 am

Emergency services were called to a premises in Grosvenor Road shortly after 2pm yesterday (Tuesday) where the man was found fatally injured and a second man seriously hurt.

The second man was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

The incident follows sightings of a man with a machete in Eastwood and Rotherham town centre and reports of cars and a shop being damaged in and around Fitzwilliam Road.

A 27 year old man was arrested by police in nearby Market Street. He has been detained on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

The investigation is at an early stage and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

There continues to be a large police presence in the area which will remain in place today (Wednesday).

Officers also want to reassure the local community that at this stage police do not believe there is any immediate risk to members of the public.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on the dedicated incident line 0114 2963014.