A MURDER investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Barnsley in the early hours of Saturday morning.

South Yorkshire Police were called to Darley Avenue, Athersley, following reports that a man had been stabbed.

A 43-year-old man was taken to hospital but died shortly after midnight.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “An investigation is now underway and the man’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.

“We are urging anyone with any information about the man’s death to contact us.

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“Please call 101 and quote incident number 1227 of June 26.”