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Richard Broughton death: Murder inquiry after man hit by car in Elsecar

Richard Broughton Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Richard Broughton was injured after being hit by a car on Friday

A man has died from his injuries after he was hit by a car following what police said was an "altercation".

Richard Broughton, 37, was seriously injured by the car at about 19:00 BST on Friday in Welland, Crescent, Elsecar, near Barnsley.

The car, believed to be a Suzuki Swift, did not stop at the scene.

Mr Broughton died in hospital on Sunday. A murder inquiry is under way, and his family is receiving support from specially-trained officers.

Police said: "A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course and officers are now treating this as a murder investigation.

"Police remain keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident... or anyone who may hold information about those that may have been involved."

A car matching the description of the one which hit Mr Broughton has been recovered by police.

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