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Investigation Launched After Man Dies

Monday October 20 2014

South Yorkshire Police South Yorkshire Police

AN investigation has been launched following the death of a man found lying unconscious outside a Barnsley pub.

Officers are appealing to the public to come forward if they were in the vicinity of the Spencers Arms in Cawthorne on Friday evening.

The 52-year-old man, who was found unconscious outside the pub at around 10pm, was taken to hospital but died the following night.

A post-mortem examination has proved inconclusive and toxicology tests are now to be completed.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have driven or walked past the pub between 9.50pm and 10.15pm on Friday evening to please come forwards.

A 57-year-old man was arrested and has been bailed pending further police enquiries. At this time police are not seeking anyone else in connection with the death.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 1368 of October 17.

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Reply Posted by Dan on Monday October 20 2014 at 09:27
its sad for everyone. But it just goes to show even though it's quite a select location it's not safe to go out anywhere

Reply Posted by lisa on Monday October 20 2014 at 09:52
RIP Don, you were a really good man x

Reply Posted by adele on Monday October 20 2014 at 10:37
Its says examination proved inconclusive so it could infact be natural circumstance. ??

Reply Posted by Dan on Monday October 20 2014 at 15:14
lets hope your right Adele

Reply Posted by jan on Monday October 20 2014 at 20:45
R I P, but just remember this could have been natural causes, or maybe a drunken stumble where he's hit his head.

Reply Posted by Simon Walsh on Monday October 20 2014 at 21:51
Not safe to go out? Let's get a grip....it's Cawthorne not Mogadishu.

Reply Posted by jackie on Monday October 20 2014 at 22:53
A nice area doesn't guarantee your are totally safe .....in the wrong place at the wrong time comes to mind

Reply Posted by Simon Walsh on Monday October 20 2014 at 23:47
There is no such thing a total safety. But that's not the same as 'it's not safe to go out'.

Reply Posted by Andrew Gardiner on Tuesday October 21 2014 at 09:30
Dan, lots of accidents happen in the home, best get out while you still can!

Reply Posted by Dan on Tuesday October 21 2014 at 11:44
Yes we hear of these things more often so it's allways the first thought! I really do hope I jumped to the wrong conclusion though

Reply Posted by Martine on Tuesday October 21 2014 at 19:44
I was so shocked to hear he is no longer going to be with us I have grown up with him and he was a real good guy I hope his passing was natural causes.

Reply Posted by sam on Wednesday October 22 2014 at 15:47
This isn't Don who was always in durty odwyers is it x