Man dies and another hurt in horror hit and run as murder probe launched

Police in Sheffield have launched a murder investigation after a man in his 60s was hit by a car and died.

The man was hit in the early hours of this morning (September 3) with emergency services rushing to the scene at around 5.50am.

Sadly despite the best efforts of paramedics the man later died from his injuries.

Another man was taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

The family of the deceased have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

South Yorkshire Police have now launched a murder investigation in connection with the incident, with the vehicle itself still being sought out by police.

Police have arrested a 31-year-old man from Sheffield on suspicion of murder, who remains in police custody.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police confirmed that investigations are currently at an “early stage”.

Police would also like to speak to anyone who may have any information about the incident, especially any passing motorists who may have witnesses anything.

Officers conducting the investigation are also looking for CCTV which could offer any evidence to support their enquiries.

The road was also closed while emergency services attended the scene.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Detectives have launched a murder investigation and made an arrest after a man was killed and a second seriously injured following a collision with a car in Sheffield this morning (Saturday, September 3).

“We were called at about 5.50am by a member of the public to report two men being in a collision with a car, which then left the scene, on Cricket Inn Road, Park Hill.”

If you have any information, please contact us via live chat, our online portal or by calling 101, quoting incident number 211 of 3 September. You can access the online portal and live chat here: www.southyorks.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/

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