Man named in Rotherham murder investigation as further arrest made

Date published: 22 September 2022 15:12
Dated: 22 September 2022 15:00:50

A man who was sadly found dead following concerns for his welfare in Rotherham has today (22 September) been named as 31-year-old Adam Clapham - as a further person is arrested in connection with his death.

Officers were called to reports of concern for Adam's welfare at around 10.48am on Monday morning (19 September) in Spring Street.

Upon arrival, Adam was found unresponsive, and he was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.

Adam's family have released this image of him and continue to be supported by our specially trained officers. They have asked for their privacy to be respected at this extremely difficult time.

This morning, a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

A 31-year-old man, 38-year-old woman and 16-year-old boy who were arrested yesterday (21 September) on suspicion of murder, and a 43-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, all remain in police custody.

Chief Superintendent Laura Koscikiewicz, District Commander for Rotherham, said: “We continue to make progress and piece together the circumstances which have led to the tragic death of this young man.

"We have been conducting several enquiries in the surrounding area and there are a small number of scenes in place as our investigations continue.

“Officers remain in the area carrying out patrols. We understand incidents of this nature cause great concern among the local community, and we will remain in your neighbourhoods over the coming days to provide additional reassurance to local residents.

“We are still keen to hear from anyone who may hold any information which could help us during our investigation. If you know something, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact us via live chat, our online portal or by calling 101 and quoting incident number 256 of 19 September 2022. You can access the online portal and live chat here: www.southyorks.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/.

Alternatively, you can give information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers via their website – www.crimestoppers-uk.org – or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

Adam Clapham

Adam Clapham

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