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Sheffield murder victim Simon Holdsworth was due to marry

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

A man found dead in a field in Sheffield was due to get married next year, according to his employer.

Simon Holdsworth, 36, was found on Tuesday 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.

His employers FSB Prestige said he would be "sadly missed by everyone who knew him".

The company also said he was the step-father of a three-year-old boy.

In a statement FSB said: "Simon was a completely dedicated family man, a very hard working conscientious employee and extremely lovely man to know."

South Yorkshire Police have said Mr Holdsworth was on his way home from his job at the industrial kitchen manufacturers when he was attacked.

He 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.

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