A BOY of 16 is among seven people arrested after a man was found dead in Rotherham.

Three people had been arrested on Monday but were released without charge.

The 31-year-old man was found dead in Rotherham on Monday morning

A further four people, including the teen, were arrested earlier today and remain in custody.

The alleged victim, who has not yet been formally identified, was a 31-year-old man who was found unresponsive in the town at 10.48 am on Monday by officers responding to a report of concern for his welfare.

He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

South Yorkshire Police confirmed that his family have been informed and are being supported.

Cops confirmed that a 31-year-old man, a 38-year old woman were arrested alongside the boy, while a 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Knight said: “We have been conducting a number of enquiries over the last few days to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.

“We also have a number of officers patrolling the area to provide further reassurance to local residents.”

She went on to urge members of the public to come forward with any information about the crime “no matter how small”.

Anyone with information can contact South Yorkshire Police by Live Chat on their website, the online portal or by calling 101 and quoting incident number 256 of 19/9/22.

Those who wish to give information anonymously can contact independent charity Crimestoppers online or on 0800 555 111.

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