Simon Holdsworth named as Sheffield murder victim

Simon Holdsworth Simon Holdsworth's body was found on Tuesday morning in Hackenthorpe

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A man found dead near a primary school in Sheffield has been named by police.

Simon Holdsworth, 36, was found on Tuesday in a field off Birley Spa Lane in Hackenthorpe, near Rainbow Forge Primary and the Hogs Head pub.

A post-mortem examination has revealed he died from severe head injuries. His death is being treated as murder.

South Yorkshire Police have said Mr Holdsworth, from Hackenthorpe, was on his way home from work when he was attacked.

Mr Holdsworth is believed to have finished work in the Intake area of Sheffield at about 22:55 GMT on Monday before boarding a number 120 First Bus about five minutes later, from a stop close to the Noah's Ark pub in Mansfield Road.

'Horrendous attack'

A force spokeswoman said he would usually have got off the bus about 10 minutes later, at a stop near the Hogs Head pub.

Appealing for help to trace Mr Holdsworth's precise movements, temporary Det Supt Phil Etheridge said: "This was a horrendous attack on a much-loved and popular man.

"Clearly it absolutely vital that we understand what happened to Mr Holdsworth after he left work on Monday night and attempted to make his way home."

Mr Holdsworth was described by police as about 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and of a slim to medium build. He had short dark hair and wore glasses.

He was last seen wearing paint-spattered grey jogging bottoms, white Adidas trainers and a dark blue one-piece body warmer, with lighter blue sleeves and a hood.

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