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Three arrested after death of Mark Stannard in Doncaster

Mark Stannard
Image caption Mr Stannard's body was found at his home in Balby on 3 October

Police have arrested two men and a woman in connection with the death of a man in Doncaster.

The body of 45-year-old Mark Stannard was found at a house on Burton Avenue, Balby, on 3 October.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died from serious internal injuries and a murder inquiry was launched, South Yorkshire Police said.

Officers said the three individuals were from Doncaster and had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mr Stannard lived at the Burton Avenue property with two other men.

His family said in a statement they were "devastated" by his death.

"This is a very difficult time for us all, coming to terms with what has happened. We'd now like to be left alone to grieve in peace."

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