BREAKING NEWS: Murder probe launched

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A MURDER investigation has been launched in Cudworth after a man was burned at a house party in the town, police have said.

The 18-year-old, who has not been named, is said to have suffered ‘significant burns’ during a party on Pleasant View at around 2.20am on Saturday.

Six people were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Saturday - three men, aged between 19 and 39 and three teenagers aged between 16 and 17. All are from Barnsley.

A 16-year-old girl was released due to insufficient evidence and the remaining five were bailed pending further enquiries.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said: “South Yorkshire Police have launched a murder enquiry after an 18-year-old Barnsley man died at the weekend.

“The 18-year-old was at a party on Pleasant View in Cudworth, Barnsley on Friday night into the early hours of Saturday when he sustained significant burns on his body at around 2.20 am.

“Emergency services were called and he was taken to Barnsley Hospital for treatment.

“The man was transferred to Northern General Hospital and then taken to Pinderfields Hospital, where he died from his injuries at about 11.40pm last night.”

A post mortem examination is due to take place this afternoon, Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 158 of June 23.