Man dies following assault outside Sheffield cinema

A murder investigation has been launched in Sheffield after a man died following an assault outside a cinema.

At around 9.20pm yesterday (Friday 21 September), officers were called to reports of fighting and a man being assaulted outside the cinema at Valley Centertainment, Sheffield.

Upon arrival, officers discovered patches of blood but no victim. Police then received notification that an injured man had been taken to Northern General Hospital, where he was sadly pronounced dead.

Formal identification and a forensic post-mortem examination is yet to take place. The man is believed to be in his 20s.

Six men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder overnight. They are in police custody this morning (Saturday 22 September).

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Handley, who is overseeing the investigation, said: “I’d urge anyone who was in the area yesterday evening who may have witnessed anything to get in touch.

“Please call 101 quoting incident number 950 of 21 September 2018, or call Crimestoppers to give information anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

A police cordon remains in place at the scene today (Saturday 22 September).