Inquest in to shock death

A MAN died after he was electrocuted while apparently attempting to steal electric cable.

The body of 29-year-old Brent Campbell, of Tuxford Crescent, Barnsley, was discovered at Darfield by electricity engineers called out to investigate the cause of a power cut which affected more than 2,000 homes.

His 51-year-old father, Shaun Stewart, of Hoyle Mill, was take to hospital with burns but has since been discharged. He has been arrested by police on suspicion of attempted theft and bailed pending further enquiries. An inquest into his son’s death was opened last week.