Third arrest in connection with Maltby ‘murder’

Police cordon off the Don John pub in Maltby  (w121015-10f)
Police cordon off the Don John pub in Maltby (w121015-10f)

A THIRD man has been arrested in connection with the death of Dinnington man Robert Hurdley.

Mr Hurdley, 45, sustained a serious head injury in an altercation at the Don John Hotel, in Maltby, on Sunday evening.

He was taken to Rotherham Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

South Yorkshire Police said officers arrested a third man in connection with the case yesterday (Thursday).

The 47-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault and public order and has been released on police bail.

Daniel Gerrard, 30, of Highfield Park, Maltby was charged with Mr Hurdley’s murder and is next due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday.

A 35-year-old man arrested for a public order offence has been released without charge.

South Yorkshire Police Officers want to hear from anyone who was in the Don John pub or nearby pubs on Sunday evening, or anyone with information that may assist to call South Yorkshire Police on 101, or if you are deaf or hard of hearing on 18001 101 (text phone) or 07786 220 022 (SMS) quoting incident number 1242 of 14 October, 2012. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.