An investigation has been launched after a man’s body was found inside a property in the Gleadless area of Sheffield on Friday (December 15) following a report of an assault.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a police cordon is in place. A 39-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of assault and remain in custody at this time.

South Yorkshire Police said: “We were called to reports that a man had been assaulted on Ironside Walk in the Gleadless area. Officers attended and a man’s body was found inside a property on the street at around 1.30pm this afternoon.

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“An investigation has now been launched as we work to ascertain the exact circumstances which led to the man’s death. His death is currently being treated as unexplained.

“A scene is in place on Ironside Walk, and is likely to remain in place into tomorrow (December 16). The force has made a self-referral to the Independent Office of Police Conduct in line relation to the incident.

“If you have any information which could assist us, we ask you pass it on via our new online live chat our online portal or by calling 101. Please quote investigation number 14/219145/23 when you get in touch.”

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