A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a stabbing incident in Athersley on Friday night.

Stephen Riley, 43, was found injured on Darley Avenue, Athersley, at around 11pm on Friday night before he was taken to hospital - though he died shortly after midnight. 

A post-mortem examination concluded that he had died from a stab wound to the chest.

Detectives have today arrested a 37-year-old man from Barnsley on suspicion of murder in connection with Mr Riley's death - he is currently in custody.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Mr Riley's family continue to be supported by specially trained officers and we remain keen to hear from anyone with information which could assist our investigation.

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"If you were in the Athersley area on Friday night and saw anything suspicious, please call 101.

"The incident number to quote is 1227 of June 26."