Police arrest five suspects in murder investigation in Huddersfield

Police are appealing for witnesses following the launch of a murder investigation after two men were attacked in Huddersfield.

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team are appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place at about 11.45pm on Thursday January 16 outside a business on Manchester Road in Linthwaite.

Officers were called to the location to a report that two men had been attacked outside the premises by several persons.

A 53-year-old man suffered fatal injuries at the scene and a 39-year-old man suffered a serious injury.  He is currently being treated in hospital.

Four males and a female have been arrested on suspicion of murder and of attempted murder in connection with the incident and remain in police custody for questioning.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Ridley of West Yorkshire Police, said: “This has clearly been an extremely serious incident and the investigation is in its early stages to determine exactly what has taken place.

“We have arrested five people in connection with the attacks on both men and they remain in custody for questioning.

“Increased patrols are being conducted in the area by local neighbourhood policing team officers and I want to reassure residents that a full range of resources has been deployed to investigate what has taken place.”

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