A man who was murdered in Rotherham on Tuesday has been named today as Dean Williamson. 

Emergency services were called to William Street in Parkgate at 1.10 pm after reports of an assault.

The 45-year-old was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but died around three hours later.

A post-mortem examination carried out yesterday revealed the cause of Mr. Williamson’s death to be his chest injuries. 

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “His family are being supported by specially trained officers and have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

As the investigation continues, a 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Mr. Williamson’s death and remains in police custody.

Another 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday but has been released on police bail.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Palmer, who is working on the investigation, has urged anyone with information to come forward.

He said: “ 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.”

If you think you have information that could help, call police on 101 quoting incident number 375 of 5 October.