Leeds & West Yorkshire

Sidney Cox murder: Teenager arrested over Thorpe death

Police cordon on Middleton Lane
Sidney Cox was found seriously injured in Thorpe

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a man in a West Yorkshire village.

Sidney Cox, 57, was found seriously injured at Thorpe House Farm in Thorpe, near Leeds, on 24 August. He died in hospital the next day.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said a 17-year-old boy had been arrested in the Wythall area of Worcestershire and remained in custody.

Four people have already been charged in connection with Mr Cox's death.

Karl Gaskin, 41, of no fixed address, Ambrose Dear Senior, 39, of Stocksbridge Lane, Doncaster, John Edwards Nicholson, 24, of of Little Lane, Doncaster and Michael Valance Dear, 39, of Norton Common Road, Askern, Doncaster have all been charged with 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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