A MAN who is charged with murder will appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday.

A woman has also been charged with assisting an offender in relation to the incident in which Stephen Riley, 43, was reportedly stabbed in Athersley on Friday night.

Martin Wilson, 37, of Monsal Crescent, who was yesterday charged with murder and Julie Evans, 40, also of Monsal Crescent, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today.

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Emergency services were called to Darley Avenue, Athersley, at around 11pm on Friday June 26 following reports that Mr Riley had suffered serious injuries.

He later died in hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “As enquiries continue, detectives remain keen to hear from anyone with information.

“You can call us on 101 or if you prefer to stay completely anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK contact centre on 0800 555 111.

“The incident number to quote is 1227 of 26 June.”