Dearne club death man named

Thurnscoe Coronation Working Mens Club, Stuart Street, Thurnscoe has a police corden around the premises following a murder investigation. Picture: Andrew Roe

Thurnscoe Coronation Working Mens Club, Stuart Street, Thurnscoe has a police corden around the premises following a murder investigation. Picture: Andrew Roe

A 60-year-old man who died after an alleged attack at a Dearne club has been named as William O’Hara.

The Thurnscoe man, known to his friends as ‘Willy’, sustained life-threatening injuries following an altercation with a 53-year-old man at Thurnscoe Coronation Working Men’s Club at around 5pm on Saturday.

William OHara, 60, who died following an altercation in Thurnscoe.

William OHara, 60, who died following an altercation in Thurnscoe.

He was taken to Barnsley District General Hospital where he died on Monday evening. A post mortem examination showed Mr O’Hara died as a result of a head injury. Further tests are being carried out.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident. A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and perverting the course of justice. Officers also arrested a 33-year-old woman on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Both have been bailed while the investigation continues.

A police spokeswoman said the family did not want to give media interviews, adding: “They have asked that they be allowed to grieve their loss in private.”

 

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