Man dies of injuries after South Elmsall assault

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Police cordoned off Barnsley Road after a man in his 20s died following an assault

A man has died and four men have been arrested in connection with an assault in West Yorkshire.

Police were called to Barnsley Road, South Elmsall, at about 0150 GMT following reports of an assault.

A man in his 20s was taken to Pontefract General Infirmary, but later died of his injuries.

Four men have been arrested in connection with the incident and were in custody. Anyone with information has been urged to contact police.

The area has been cordoned off while detectives investigate the scene.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place later.

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