Sixth Arrest Over Rotherham Dad Death

6 December 2011, 10:58

A third man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of 40-year-old Justin Hague in Rotherham.

40-year-old Justin Hague was stabbed in Brinsworth, Rotherham, on Saturday night.

A 36-year-old Brinsworth man was arrested last night, 5 December, in connection with a disturbance at Godric Drive shortly before 10pm on 3 December. He is now being questioned by detectives.

Meanwhile officers have obtained magistrates court extensions to continue questioning the other five men already arrested about the incident.

These are two local men, aged in their twenties, regarding the suspected murder, and three men, from the Rotherham area, about suspected aggravated burglary.

Dad Justin Hague was found at nearby Godric Green on Saturday night suffering from several stab wounds. He was taken by ambulance to Rotherham District General Hospital. Doctors tried to save him, but he was pronounced dead at around 11.24pm.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Fenwick, who is leading the investigation, said: "We believe that this was a targeted incident so members of the general public are not at risk in any way."

His wife, Natalie Hague said in a statement:

"We are all totally devastated about Justin's death. It seems a senseless and pointless act which has robbed me of my husband and father to our children. He was a loving and kind husband and his mum has lost a loving son.

"I cannot believe he has gone, I cannot believe he won't be here with us this Christmas."

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