THE FAMILY of a man who was stabbed to death in Kendray on Tuesday (December 6) say they are devestated by their loss.

Sammy Lee Haughton, 29, from Kendray, Barnsley was found in a garden on Colley Cresent, Kendray. He was treated by paramedics, but died a short time later at the scene.

His family released this tribute through the police: "Sammy was loved by his family and we are devestated by the loss of a son, brother and dad.

"We ask that if anyone has any information about Sammy's death to contact the police."

A 36-year-old local man was arrested shortly after the incident on suspicion of murder and is in custody being questioned by police.

Detectives are now conducting house-to-house enquiries in the area to gather information about the crime.

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone with information about this murder to please call 101 quoting incident number 48 of 6 December.