Teenage boy arrested as police continue probe into death of Doncaster man

Police investigating the death of a Doncaster man had arrested a teenage boy on suspicion of murder earlier today (December 18).

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 6:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 6:58 pm

He however has been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

Jerry Appicella, aged 51, was found dead in his house on Craganour Place, Denaby main on Sunday.

Police officers were called to the property after receiving calls of concern for the welfare of the occupant.

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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)

It is believed that the deceased was involved in an altercation with a group of people on Tuesday, December 3 in an alleyway leading to Hickleton Street in Denaby Main prior to his death.

Enquiries suggest he then walked to his home address where his body was found last weekend.

A post mortem revealed Mr Appicella died as a result of head injuries.

Three teenage girls were subsequently arrested on Tuesday (December 17) but were released the day after under investigation by the police.

In a statement, South Yorkshire Police reassured the public that this was a targeted attack and poses no wider risk to the community.

"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."