Three girls are arrested for murder after the 51-year-old man died of head injuries after a fight in an alley at home
- Three children are being detained today for the death of Jerry Appicella, 51
- The body was found at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday in the house in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
- The police say he was involved in a fight with a group of people in an alley
- Officers believe that Mr. Appicella then went home on December 3 and later died
Three girls were arrested on suspicion of murdering a 51-year-old man after he was found dead in his home.
The children were detained today for the death of Jerry Appicella in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, after the discovery at 9:45 p.m. on Sunday.
Police said Mr. Appicella was involved in a fight with a group of people in an alley on December 3. Officials believed that he then went to his house and later died.
Jerry Apicella, 51, was found dead in his house (above) at 9.45 a.m. on Sunday
South Yorkshire police said Mr. Apicella was involved in a fight with a group of people in an alley (above) on December 3rd. Officials believed that he then went to his house and later died
A post-mortem yesterday showed that Mr. Appicella died of head injuries. The three girls, all from Doncaster, were arrested this morning.
Simon Palmer, chief investigator of the South Yorkshire Police Department: “The death of Mr. Appicella has naturally caused great distress and concern in a close community.
“I want to assure people living in Denaby Main and the wider Doncaster area that our investigation is progressing rapidly and that we are committed to identifying those responsible for Mr. Appicella's death.
We believe that Mr. Appicella was involved in an argument with a group of people before his death. We are actively conducting investigations to identify members of this group, who we believe are a mix of men and women of different ages.
South Yorkshire Police Senior Investigating Officer Simon Palmer said death in a "close community" caused "great distress".
Police believe the incident was a "targeted attack" and that there is no "greater risk to the community" in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
I would urge anyone to contact us with any information that could help us summarize the circumstances surrounding Mr. Appicella's death. We believe that this was a targeted attack and that there was no greater risk to the community.
“If you live in and around Denaby Main, you may see more of our officers than usual. They are there for your safety. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to our officials, they will be happy to listen.
"I would like to reiterate that this is an active request. Please remember what you post on social media. If you have useful information, please contact us."
The police refused to reveal the age of the girls, saying only that they were "three teenage women" and under the age of 18. The criminal responsibility age in England is ten years.
Police said anyone with information should contact 101, including incident number 422 from December 14. You can also report this online via a public portal by clicking Here.
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