Man charged in connection with Sheffield murder

Scene at Bluebell Close Picture Dean Atkins
Scene at Bluebell Close Picture Dean Atkins

Detectives investigating the death of 44-year-old Cy Cooper in Sheffield have charged a man with murder.

Paul Anthony Noel Cain, 23, of no fixed abode, will appear before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today (Saturday August 1) after police charged him last night.

Mr Cooper was pulled out of a property in Bluebell Close in the early hours of Wednesday July 29, following a fire at the property. He was later pronounced deceased at the scene.

The results of the post-mortem examination determined the cause of Mr Cooper’s death was multiple injuries, none of which were related to the fire.

The fire is being treated as arson and a joint investigation with South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue is underway to establish the cause of the fire.

Three men and a woman, initially arrested on suspicion of murder, have been released from the investigation.

Cy Cooper