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Rotherham runaway van death: Michael John Mills named by police

A man who is thought to have been killed by a runaway van has been named.

Michael John Mills, 54, was on Howard Street in Rotherham town centre when a black VW van is believed to have rolled forward into a pedestrian area and hit him, police said.

Mr Mills, who was from Doncaster but lived in Rotherham, was pronounced dead at the scene on Thursday afternoon.

Officers have appealed for anyone with information about the accident to come forward.

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