Police arrest Doncaster man in Jerry Appicella murder investigation

Officers investigating the death of Jerry Appicella in Doncaster arrested a 26-year-old man yesterday afternoon (December 20), taking the number of arrests up to eight.

Saturday, 21st December 2019, 10:00 am
Updated Saturday, 21st December 2019, 10:14 am

The man, from Doncaster, is the latest person to be arrested in connection with the murder, with seven others arrested earlier this week.

This arrests follows that of a 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder on December 19, who remains in police custody at this time.Mr Appicella’s body was found inside a property on Craganour Place in Denaby at around 9.45am on Sunday morning (December 15) after officers responded to calls of concerns for his welfare.

Detectives believe he was involved in an incident with a group of people in an alleyway leading to Hickelton Street, Denaby Main, on Tuesday December 3.

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Police at the scene in Denaby Main

He walked home, where he died of head injuries.

Two juvenile males arrested on December 19 have been released from police custody. One was released under investigation and one has been released on bail.

Another juvenile male arrested earlier this week (December 18) has been released on police bail.

Three juvenile females arrested on December 17 have been released under investigation.

Officers are still keen to speak to anyone with information. Please contact 101 with any information quoting incident number 422 of 14 December. You can also report online via the public portal- https://mipp.police.uk/operation/14SY19A05-PO1

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.