Doncaster murder victim named as investigation into his death continues

Detectives investigating the murder of a man whose body was found at a Doncaster property yesterday believe he was involved in an incident at a nearby shop almost two weeks before his death.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 10:59 am

Officers discovered the body of a 51-year-old man inside a property on Craganour Place, Denaby Main at around 9.45am on Sunday, December 15, after receiving calls of concern for the occupant’s welfare.

The man has been named as Jerry Appicella.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Simon Palmer said: “We have launched a murder investigation following the death of Doncaster man Jerry Appicella.

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Police protect the scene of a suspicious death at Craganour Place, Denaby Main
Police protect the scene of a suspicious death at Craganour Place, Denaby Main

“People living in the Denaby Main area will have today seen an increase in police presence while officers carry out enquiries.

“A cordon remains at the property and this evening officers will be carrying out extra patrols.

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“We believe Mr Appicella was involved in an incident prior to his death on Tuesday, December 3 near to the Go Local Shop in Hickleton Street, Denaby. We are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this or was in the area at the time.

"I would like to offer my reassurance to the public that this was a targeted attack and we do not believe there to be a risk to the wider community.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 422 of 14 December 2019 or online via the public portal here.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.