FOLLOWING the death of passionate Bradford City fan Kenny Morse in Barnsley at the weekend, police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

South Yorkshire Police is asking anyone who saw Mr Morse that day to get in touch.

The body of Mr Morse, 56, was found by Smithies Pond in Barnsley at around 8.30am on Sunday, after he went missing from hospital on Saturday.

He was in the town to watch Bradford City face Barnsley FC, but never made it to the game.

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His death is currently being treated as unexplained and police are continuing their enquiries, but are now appeal for more information.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Palmer said: “We continue to piece together Mr Morse’s movements prior to his death.

"We know he arrived in Barnsley by public transport on the morning of Saturday, January 12, with the intention of attending the Barnsley football match. He left the Courthouse public house at around 10.20am.

“Mr Morse was later found with a head injury at around 2pm in an underpass on Pontefract Road. He was taken to hospital in Barnsley but left later that evening, before being formally discharged. The CCTV image shows him leaving hospital that day.

“A missing person enquiry was then launched before his body was found the following morning. His family continue to be supported by specialist officers.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who saw Mr Morse after he left the Courthouse public house until he was found on Pontefract Road on Saturday.

“If you have any information that could assist with our enquiries, please call 101 quoting incident number 246 of Sunday, January 13. You can also speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

A post-mortem was carried out on Sunday, but police are awaiting further results to establish a cause of death.

As Mr Morse had been reported missing prior to his death, the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), as is routine in such cases.

A familiar face to many Bradford City fans, Mr Morse had been travelling home and away to support the Bantams since the 80s, and one friend said he hadnt missed a game in more than 25 years.