A patient has been arrested for murder after a fight in a hospital ward led to the death of another patient.
Staff at Rotherham District General Hospital, in South Yorkshire, called police after the brawl broke out between two of the patients at 8.54pm on Saturday, Feb. 12.
Officers have arrested a 47-year-old man on suspicion of murder, after a 48-year-old man died from his injuries in the early hours of this morning, Feb. 13.
Police have launched a murder investigation.
A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said the man’s family are being supported by specialist officers after yesterday’s tragedy.
They added: “Officers were called by a member of hospital staff at 8.54pm reporting that two patients had been fighting.
“One of the patients, a 48-year-old man, died of his injuries in the early hours of this morning.
“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.”
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