Man dies after fight breaks out between two patients in hospital

A man has died after a fight broke out between two patients in a hospital.

The 48-year-old died at Rotherham District General Hospital (RGDH) in the early hours of Sunday morning (February 13).

South Yorkshire Police have arrested a 47-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

Staff at RDGH called the police at 8.54pm on Saturday to report that two patients had been fighting.

A spokesperson for the police said an investigation has been launched into the incident.

He said: “We are working closely with the hospital and will remain on scene this evening as we conduct enquiries.

“The man’s family has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.”

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