Rotherham FedEx stabbing: Man knifed to death at parcel delivery warehouse

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A man has been stabbed to death in a knife attack at a FedEx parcel delivery warehouse in Rotherham.

Emergency services arrived at the parcel distribution site to find a 60-year-old man in a critical condition, shortly before 9.40am today.

The man was later pronounced dead at the scene in the Hellaby area of the town.

The victim’s family has been informed of his death and is being supported by specially trained officers.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police were called to FedEx in Rother Way, Hellaby at 9:39am today (Wednesday 2 November), to reports that a man had been stabbed.

“When emergency services arrived, a 60-year-old man was found in a critical condition.

“Despite the efforts of the emergency services, he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“His family has been informed and is being supported by specially trained officers.

“A 48-year-old man from Sheffield has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.”

DCI Simon Palmer, leading the investigation said: “We are working hard to establish the circumstances of this tragic incident, which we know will be causing concern in the community.

“Our officers remain on the scene while we carry out our enquiries.”

Anyone with information which may assist officers is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 260 of 2 November 2022.

A cordon remains in place at the scene as forensic officers begin their investigation.

Locals have reacted in shock to the news of the man’s death.

Chloé Kenny wrote on Facebook: “Drove past this morning wondered what the hell was going on as Hellaby industrial estate is quiet and full of warehouses and offices . Rip poor man.”

Sue Beebe added: “Go to work and not come home.

“This knife thing what’s going on ??? Is everyone going around with knives ? Seems so bad.”

Kathleen Senior added: “What a dreadful thing to have happened.

“The family must be devastated, even the family of the man that’s been arrested must be devastated too as they aren’t to blame for his actions.

“I feel for them all. I really don’t know how the police and ambulance personnel cope with all what’s going on at the moment.”