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Barnsley party burns victim named as Steven Simpson

An 18-year-old man who died following a party in Barnsley has been named as Steven Simpson.

South Yorkshire Police said Mr Simpson was at a party at Pleasant View in Cudworth on Saturday when he sustained burns.

Mr Simpson died in Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield at about 23:40 BST on Sunday.

Police said six people had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Three men, between 19 and 39 years old, and two teenagers have been bailed. A 16-year-old girl was released due to insufficient evidence.

The five people who have been bailed are all from Barnsley.

Results from a post-mortem examination, which took place on Monday, are due to be released.

Police would like to hear from anyone who has information about the incident.

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