Rotherham hospital: Man dies after fight between patients

A patient has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police have confirmed

<p>A 47-year-old patient is being held on suspicion of murder</p>

A 47-year-old patient is being held on suspicion of murder

A 48-year-old man has died after a fight with another patient at a hospital.

A member of staff at Rotherham District General Hospital (RDGH) called officers at 8.54pm on Saturday to report that two patients had been fighting.

One of the patients, a 48-year-old man, died of his injuries at RDGH in the early hours of this morning.

South Yorkshire Police have arrested a 47-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

A 48-year-old man has died after a fight with another patient at a hospital.

A police spokesman said detectives have launched an investigation into the incident.

He said: “We are working closely with the hospital and will remain on scene this evening as we conduct enquiries.

“The man’s family has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

“If you have any information which could assist enquiries, please call 101. The incident number to quote is 939 of 12 February.”

The Independent has approached the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust for comment.

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