Two charged in Barnsley murder inquiry

Date published: 30 June 2020 12:17
Dated: 29 June 2020 21:04:12

A man and a woman have been charged this evening in connection with the death of Stephen Riley, in the Athersley area of Barnsley.

Emergency services were called to Darley Avenue at around 11pm on Friday 26 June, following reports that Mr Riley was seriously injured.

He was taken to hospital but sadly died in the early hours of Saturday. A post-mortem examination carried out later that day concluded that he died as a result of a stab wound to his chest.

Two people, arrested on Sunday, have now been charged. Martin Wilson, 37, of Monsal Crescent has been charged with murder and Julie Evans, 40, also of Monsal Crescent has been charged with assisting an offender. They have been remanded in custody to appear before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (Tuesday 30 June).

As enquiries continue, detectives remain keen to hear from anyone with information. You can call us on 101 or if you prefer to stay completely anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111. The incident number to quote is 1227 of 26 June.

You can also report information via our online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/14SY19X02-PO1.

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