Murder investigation launched after man found dead in Eastwood

Major incident
Major incident

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found fatally injured in Eastwood, Rotherham.

Emergency services were called to the Grosvenor Road area of the town, shortly after 2pm today (Tuesday 15 October).

On arrival at the scene, one man was found dead and a second man seriously injured. The second man has been taken to hospital where he remains undergoing treatment.

The incident follows sightings of a man brandishing a machete in Eastwood and Rotherham town centre.

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

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

At present there is a large police presence is in the area and this will remain in place to reassure residents.