Leeds & West Yorkshire

Thorpe killing: Man in court on GBH charge

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Mr Cox died of multiple injuries after he was attacked at his home

A man arrested after the killing of a father in a West Yorkshire village has been charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

Sidney Cox, 57, died of multiple injuries after he was attacked at Thorpe House Farm in Thorpe, near Leeds, on 24 August.

Ambrose Dear, 39, of Stocksbridge Lane, Doncaster, has been remanded in custody by Leeds magistrates.

He will next appear at Leeds Crown Court on 16 September.

Seven other people have been arrested in connection with Mr Cox's death.

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Four - two men aged 30 and 40 and two 16-year-old boys - have been bailed while inquiries continue.

Ann Dear, 37, of Stocksbridge Lane, Doncaster, appeared at Wakefield Magistrates' Court last week charged with money laundering and was remanded in custody.

A 50-year-old woman and 51-year-old man have been released without charge after questioning.

Police are continuing to appeal to anyone with information about the killing to come forward.

They believe Mr Cox's death could be linked to an assault on an 18-year-old girl at Lee Gap Fair in Tingley earlier the same day.

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