Murder inquiry as Thorpe man killed in attack

Police cordon on Middleton Lane Middleton Lane had been closed in both directions since Saturday night

A man has died after he was assaulted by a group in a Leeds village.

The 57-year-old man died of head injuries after being found when police were called to a disturbance at a home on Middleton Lane, Thorpe, on Saturday.

Dozens of police officers, a police helicopter and at least one ambulance were seen at the property.

West Yorkshire Police has started a murder inquiry and urged witnesses to come forward. The road remained closed on Sunday evening.

Broken windows

A police spokesman said the victim was assaulted by a group of men who arrived at the house in a vehicle.

Horsebox A horsebox in a neighbouring field was examined

He was taken to Pinderfields Hospital before being transferred to Leeds General Infirmary, where he died in the early hours of Sunday.

The spokesman said: "Detectives are following various lines of inquiry and neighbourhood policing team officers are focusing patrols in the area, responding to any concerns from local residents."

Some of the property's windows were broken.

A large patch of wasteland opposite has been sealed off. A horsebox on the land has been inspected by officers.

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