Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Mexborough death: Man named as Christopher Rooney

Christopher Rooney
Image caption Christopher Rooney's body was discovered at his home on Sunday

A man whose body was found at a property in South Yorkshire over the weekend has been formally identified.

Christopher Rooney, 48, was discovered at 13:45 BST on Sunday at his home on Auckland Road, Mexborough, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire Police said.

A post-mortem examination showed Mr Rooney had died from multiple injuries to his head and body.

A 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday and remained in police custody.

Detectives had been granted more time to question the man, police said.

A cordon remains in place at Mr Rooney's home on Auckland Road.

Officers have appealed for more information.

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