Ninth arrest made in Doncaster man murder inquiry

Detectives investigating the murder of Doncaster man, Jerry Appicella have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with his death, bringing the number of people arrested to nine.

Wednesday, 25th December 2019, 9:10 am

On Tuesday (December 24), the police executed a warrant in Denaby Main and arrested the man on suspicion of murder and drugs offences and he remains in custody.

On Saturday (December 21), two men and a 14-year-old have been charged in connection with the murder of the 51-year-old.

Shea Nicholson, 19 of Lincoln Close, Denaby Main, and Martel Brown 23, of no fixed address, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates' Court.

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They have both remanded in custody and will appear before Sheffield Crown Court next month.

The 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Doncaster Youth Court on Monday (December 23) and before Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday.

He has been remanded and will appear before Sheffield Crown Court next month.

Mr Appicella’s body was found inside a property on Craganour Place, Denaby Main at around 9.45am on Sunday morning (15 December) after officers responded to calls of concerns for his welfare.It is believed that he had been involved in an altercation with a group of people on December 3 in an alleyway leading to Hickleton Street in Denaby Main prior to his death.

The police investigating a murder after the body was found on Denaby Main. (Pic: David Kessen)
The police investigating a murder after the body was found on Denaby Main. (Pic: David Kessen)

Officers are still keen to speak to anyone with any information that can help them with their enquiries, please contact 101 quoting incident number 422 of December 14.

Alternatively, those with information can also report online via the public portal:https://mipp.police.uk/operation/14SY19A05-PO1.