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Huddersfield killing: Man stabbed to death near main road

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image captionPolice at the scene of the stabbing cordoned off the area and diverted traffic

A man has been stabbed to death close to a main road in West Yorkshire.

Police were called to New Hey Road, Huddersfield, at 02:21 GMT after reports that a man had received stab wounds.

Emergency services found him "unresponsive" and he was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead.

A murder inquiry is under way, and a large cordon has been placed in the area near to The Highgate pub, with the road closed off.

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Officers in forensic suits were at the scene, carrying out investigations along the road.

Kirklees Council tweeted a warning earlier warning of the partial road closure.

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image captionPolice marker cones were placed close to the incident on Tuesday morning

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