Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the tragic death of a man in Rotherham this morning.

Emergency services were called to Doncaster Road after a man’s body was found at around 1.20am on Saturday, January 1.

He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

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South Yorkshire Police have confirmed this is now being treated as a murder investigation.

A 26-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder in London.

A police scene was in place for much of the day in Doncaster Road but it has now been cleared and the road has reopened.

Formal identification is yet to to take place.

Badsley Moor Lane was also closed today in relation to an incident of public disorder. It remains closed near the junction with Victoria Avenue.

Enquiries are continuing and people are still asked to avoid this area while this work continues.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Detectives investigating the death of a man found in Rotherham this morning (Saturday 1 January) have made two arrests.

“A 26-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder in London, and this is now being treated as a murder investigation.

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“Officers attended Doncaster Road after the man’s body was found at about 1.20am today, and also Badsley Moor Lane in relation to an incident of public disorder. Formal identification is yet to take place.

“The scene at Doncaster Road has now been cleared and the road has reopened. Badsley Moor Lane remains closed near the junction with Victoria Avenue.

“Enquiries are continuing and people are still asked to avoid this area while this work continues.

“Further updates will be provided through SYP’s social media channels when they become available.”

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