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Man, woman and teen boy charged with rape and murder after dad, 31, found dead

A 16-year-old boy is one of three people charged with murder and rape following the death of a 31-year-old man in Rotherham.

Adam Clapham was found unresponsive on Monday, 19 September and was confirmed dead at the scene.

Robert Crookes, 31, of no fixed address, Lynette Myers, 38, of Hounsfield Crescent, Rotherham and a 16-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, have all been charged with murder, false imprisonment, section 18 grievous bodily harm and oral rape.

Martin Shaw, 43, of Norfolk Street, Rotherham has been charged with assisting an offender.

They were all due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today.

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward with information.

In a previous statement Ch Supt Laura Koscikiewicz, district commander for Rotherham, said: “We continue to make progress and piece together the circumstances which have led to the tragic death of this young man.

“We have been conducting several enquiries in the surrounding area and there are a small number of scenes in place as our investigations continue.

“Officers remain in the area carrying out patrols. We understand incidents of this nature cause great concern among the local community, and we will remain in your neighbourhoods over the coming days to provide additional reassurance to local residents.”