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Police Have Launched Murder Investigation After A Body Was Found In West Yorkshire

A body was found in West Yorkshire at around 6.40 am on Thursday. The victim is believed to be from Manchester. Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of the body.

Police in West Yorkshire attended to Pike End Road in Rishworth, Calderdale after the reports of a body on Thursday morning. According to formal identification, he is believed to be a man in his 20s from the Moss-side of Manchester. Initial enquires established that he suffered serious head injuries after being struck with a weapon.

No arrests have been made, yet. Police appeal for information for the murder. Anyone who has information should contact the police urgently.

Superintendent Rebecca Boyce, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “This is a very serious incident which has resulted in a man losing his life in what appears to be horrendous circumstances. Our thoughts are with his family and our specialist officers will be supporting them through this incredibly difficult time.”

“We are working at great pace to try and piece together the events around this time to find those involved, and are particularly interested in anyone who may have heard the disturbance on Delaunays Road, or who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the early hours of Thursday morning, as this could be crucial.”

“I understand that this incident will cause concern within the local community, and I would like to reassure residents that we have a number of lines of enquiry which we are thoroughly investigating. We will also have an increased police presence in the area whilst we continue with our investigation.”



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