Murder investigation launched following death of 20-year-old man in Wickersley

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Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 20-year-old man in Wickersley on Sunday (2 June).

Shortly after 4pm, police were called to reports of a two-vehicle road traffic collision on Morthen Road at the junction with Moat Lane. 

It is reported that a silver Land Rover Discovery and silver Subaru Forester were involved in a collision and left the road.

Emergency services attended and a 20-year-old man who was a passenger in the Land Rover sadly died at the scene.

Following the collision, the driver and three passengers of the Subaru Forester fled from the scene on foot.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Matt Bolger, said:  “We have now declared our investigation into this man’s death a murder investigation.

“This is in the early stages and our team of detectives are working hard with extensive enquiries to piece together the circumstances of what happened on Sunday afternoon. I would strongly encourage the public not to speculate about the incident and respect the privacy of those affected.

“We are keen to hear from anyone with any information that could help with our investigation. If you were in the area around the time of the incident, have dashcam or CCTV footage, please get in touch. You can contact us online or by calling 101. Please quote incident number 589 of 2 June when you get in touch.

“If you wish to remain anonymous, you can provide information via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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