Leeds & West Yorkshire

Man charged with murdering 71-year-old in Pontefract

A man has been charged with murdering a 71-year-old man in Pontefract.

Police were called to Beastfair in the town at about 2340 BST on Wednesday following reports that Geoffrey Bradburn had been assaulted.

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

Police said a 39-year-old man from Pontefract had been charged with murder and was due to appear at the town's magistrates' court on Saturday.

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