LATEST UPDATE : Bravery of Barnsley fatal stab victim’s Good Samaritans recognised

Police have applauded four members of the public for their bravery in attempting to save the life of a stabbed man in Barnsley.

Daniel Miscka, 28, died in the hospital after being stabbed by Daniel Balazs, 21, on Newton Street in August 2023.

Jonathan Maw, Elaine Priestley, Gillian Austin, and Michelle Dyson all assisted Mr Miscka at the site.

Det Ch Supt Becs Horsfall stated that they demonstrated “passion and courage” in their efforts to save his life.

According to South Yorkshire police, Mr Miscka was bleeding in the middle of Newton Street when “a band of residents rushed out to help the dad-of-two”.

Bravery of Barnsley fatal stab victim's Good Samaritans recognised - BBC  News

All four received police commendations during a ceremony earlier this month at Churchfields Police Station.

Their compliments read: “Immediately following the stabbing, you battled to save the victim’s life.

“You went into a chaotic and frightening scene and acted selflessly, with courage and compassion.”

Bravery of Barnsley fatal stab victim's Good Samaritans recognised - BBC  News

Det Ch Supt Horsfall delivered the awards, stating that the ceremony had been “an incredibly emotional afternoon”.

“I know Daniel’s family found comfort from knowing a community like that one in Newton Street continues to exist,” she went on to say. They fought tirelessly to preserve this man’s life, and we are honored to be able to give them with these commendations as a little mark of our appreciation and respect.”
Balazs, 21, of Heelis Street in Barnsley, was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 20 years after a February trial.

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