Leeds & West Yorkshire

Sidney Cox death: Third man charged with murder

A third man has been charged with the murder of a 57-year-old father in a West Yorkshire village.

Sidney Cox died of multiple injuries after he was attacked at Thorpe House Farm in Thorpe on 24 August.

Ambrose Dear Senior, of Stocksbridge Lane, Doncaster, was formerly charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and remanded in custody.

Police said Mr Dear, 39, had now been charged with murder and would appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

John Edwards Nicholson, 24, of no fixed address, and Michael Valance Dear, 39, of Norton Common Road, Askern, Doncaster, have both been remanded in custody charged with Mr Cox's murder.

Mr Nicholson has also been charged with assault, possession of a bladed article, possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

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