Man charged with murder

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A man is due to appear in court today charged with murder.

John Edwards Nicholson, 24, was charged last night with the murder of Sidney Cox in Thorpe, near Rothwell.

Nicholson, of Little Lane, Doncaster, was arrested in South Yorkshire on Tuesday, 24 September, and has also been charged with assault, possession of a bladed article, possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

Mr Cox died the day after he was attacked at a house on Middleton Lane on Saturday, August 24.

Another man, Michael Valance Dear, 39, of Norton Common Road, Askern, Doncaster, has already appeared in court charged with murder.