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Rotherham 'Machete' Murder Victim Named
A shopkeeper stabbed to death in Rotherham has been named as Parvaiz Iqbal.
Emergency services were called to the Grosvenor Road area at around 2pm and found Mr Iqbal dead and a second man seriously injured, South Yorkshire Police said.
The killing came after it was reported locally that a man brandishing a machete had been seen in Eastwood and Rotherham town centre.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody. He was reportedly detained in a nearby Tesco supermarket.
Omar Mehban, a local Conservative spokesman, said Mr Iqbal, who owned the shop with his brother, was in his 40s, and was married with children.
"He was a family friend. This is such a shock and I feel really deeply for his family," he said.
"He was such a wonderful person, always courteous and kind. All the times I went in his shop, I can never recall him not smiling.
"It's absolutely devastating."
Twitter users claimed they had seen a man covered in blood running through Rotherham.
Richard Cattley wrote: "A man has just ran past me in Rotherham town centre wielding a machete covered in blood shouting move!! Police everywhere!
"All I saw him run past me with knife in hand shouting move adjacent to where the buildings are being knocked down opp market."
South Yorkshire Police said: "The investigation is at an early stage and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
"There is a large police presence is in the area and this will remain in place to reassure residents."
The injured man has been taken to hospital where he is undergoing treatment.