Leeds & West Yorkshire

Murder investigation in Pontefract after man, 71, dies

A murder investigation has begun in West Yorkshire after a 71-year-old man died following an alleged assault.

Police were called to Beastfair in Pontefract at about 2340 BST on Wednesday following reports that a man had been assaulted.

He was taken to Pontefract General Infirmary where it was confirmed he had died from his injuries.

A 39-year-old man from Pontefract was arrested in connection with the assault and remains in custody.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police.

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