Murder probe launched after man in 40s 'assaulted by gang of youths'

Police launch murder probe after man in his 40s ‘was assaulted by gang of youths’ in street

  • The victim was allegedly attacked in Armley near Leeds, West Yorkshire, at 4am
  • He was treated by paramedics who tried to save him but died a short time later
  • A large police presence will remain at the scene of the death throughout the day

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man who was allegedly assaulted by a group of youths in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called to reports of a man being assaulted in Armley near Leeds, West Yorkshire, at 4am.

The victim, a man in his forties, was treated by paramedics who tried to save his life but he died at the scene a short time later.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man who was allegedly assaulted by a group of youths in the early hours of this morning

Police were called to reports of a man being assaulted in Armley near Leeds, West Yorkshire, at 4am

The victim, a man in his forties, was treated by paramedics who tried to save his life but he died at the scene a short time later

A preliminary enquiry from the police has suggested that the man was assaulted by a group of youths who fled the scene.

A large scene is currently in place around Whingate Avenue to undergo forensic examination and specialist searches.

The man’s death is being treated as murder and an investigation is underway led by West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Tony Nicholson said: ‘We are treating this man’s death as murder and are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances and identify those responsible.

‘Our enquiries are at a very early stage and we are very keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the group of youths involved in the area or who has any information that could assist the investigation.

‘Officers will be remaining at the scene throughout the day and we are liaising with our colleagues on the local neighbourhood policing team who are working to reassure the community who will be understandably concerned as a result of this incident.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting crime reference 13200418973 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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