POLICE have charged a Barnsley man in connection with the death of Richard Broughton in Elsecar on Friday.

John Paul Jones, 23, of Welland Crescent, Elsecar, appeared before Barnsley Magistrates’ Court charged with affray and witness intimidation.

He was remanded into custody to appear before Sheffield Crown Court on May 31. 

A 35-year-old man arrested yesterday (Monday 1 May) on suspicion of violent disorder has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Mr Broughton was reportedly involved in an altercation in Welland Crescent, Elsecar, on Friday (April 28).

He was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday (April 30).

A post mortem exam concluded that the cause of death was multiple injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk, quoting incident number 1021 of 28 April 2017.