A MURDER investigation has been launched after an 18-year-old died after being burned at a party this weekend.

The man - who has not yet been named - was at a party on Pleasant View in Cudworth, Barnsley on Friday night into the early hours of Saturday, 23, June when he sustained significant burns on his body at around 2.20 am.

He was rushed to Barnsley Hospital for treatment, then transferred to Northern General Hospital and to Pinderfields Hospital - but he died at around 11.40pm last night (Sunday, June 24.)

Six people were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Saturday; three men, aged between 19-years-old and 39-years-old and three teenagers aged between 16-years-old and 17-years-old, all from Barnsley.

The 16-year-old female was released due to insufficient evidence and the remaining five people were bailed.

The post mortem is due to take place this afternoon.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who was at the party on Pleasant View on Friday 22 June into Saturday morning and anyone else who may have information about the incident. Please call 101 quoting incident number 158 of 23 June.