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Murdered Sheffield Man's Family In Appeal
The family of a man who was found "violently" murdered in a field have made an emotional appeal for witnesses to come forward.
Simon Holdsworth, from the Hackenthorpe area of Sheffield, was found with severe head injuries on Tuesday morning.
Officers are trying to work out his movements on the night of Monday, December 16, when he was last seen.
The 36-year-old finished work at around 10.55pm and it is believed he then caught the 120 bus.
He would usually arrive at the stop near his home 10 minutes later but he never made it back. He was found off Birley Spa Lane at about 6.30am on Tuesday.
Speaking at a news conference on Friday, his mother Christine said: "What has happened to Simon has devastated our lives. We are all such a close family and this has left a huge hole in all of us."
His fiancee, Carleen McKeown, said: "I don't know who's hurt him, but if anybody knows anything, please just help us."
Detective Superintendent Phil Etheridge, who is leading the inquiry, said: "This was a horrendous attack on a much-loved and popular man.
"If you have any information, however apparently insignificant, I would urge you to contact South Yorkshire Police."
Mr Holdsworth was around 5ft 9ins 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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