Murder probe as man dies at Sheffield New Year's Eve party
- 1 January 2012
- From the section Sheffield & South Yorkshire
A man has died at a New Year's Eve party in Sheffield.
South Yorkshire Police were called to the scene at the Stars and Mayfair party suites on Queens Road at about 02:45 GMT on 1 January 2012.
Officers said they believed the man died of his injuries following a confrontation.
A murder inquiry has been launched and inquiries are ongoing. South Yorkshire Police have appealed for any witnesses to contact them.
A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: "This incident happened at a busy event with more than 400 people in attendance.
"Police are continuing to investigate a number of lines of inquiry to identify the person or people responsible for the man's death."
The scene, which was cordoned off for forensic officers, also houses a casino and roller-skating rink.
According to its website, the venue caters for functions for 50 to 700 guests, including weddings and birthday parties.