Teen among three charged with rape and murder after death of man

A TEENAGE boy is one of three people to be charged with murder and rape over the death of a 31-year-old man.

Adam Clapham was found unresponsive by police who responded to calls over concerns for his welfare on Monday in Rotherham.

The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Robert Crookes, 31, Lynette Myers, 38, and a 16-year-old boy have been charged with murder, false imprisonment, section 18 grievous bodily harm and oral rape.

Martin Shaw, 43, has been charged with assisting an offender.

South Yorkshire Police said Mr Clapham’s family have been informed and are being supported.

Ch Supt Laura Koscikiewicz, district commander for Rotherham, previously 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 however the presence should not be of concern to residents.

She said: “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.”