Murder Investigation Launched, Moorside End, Dewsbury

Friday December 6, 2019

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Dewsbury yesterday.

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team would like to speak to anyone who has information about the death of a male at a house on Moorside End in Dewsbury on Thursday.

Emergency services were called to the property at about 14.02 on Thursday ( 5/12) following a call of concern for a man present at the address.

On attending they found a 54-year-old man who had suffered serious injuries.

He was pronounced to have died at the scene, and officers believe he was seriously assaulted prior to his death.

Four men aged 34 38, 51, 39 have all been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident and remain in police custody today for questioning.

DCI Emma Winfield, Senior Investigating Officer in the enquiry, said: “Detectives have been conducting a number of enquiries into the death of this man since we were called to an address on Moorside End yesterday, and launched a murder investigation.

“A post mortem is to be conducted but we do know the man was seriously assaulted prior to being found by emergency services and have arrested four men as part of our enquiries.

“Officers would like to speak with anyone who has information about the incident or who saw the victim that day prior to emergency services attending at the address.

“Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 referencing crime number 13190623766.

“Information can also be given online at or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”


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