Leeds & West Yorkshire

Gerard Adeshida dies following assault in Beeston, Leeds

St Francis of Assisi Primary School, Beeston, Leeds Image copyright Google
Image caption The assault happened on Lady Pit Lane near St Francis of Assisi Primary School

A 37-year-old man who died following an assault near a primary school in Leeds has been named by police.

Gerard Adeshida, from Beeston, died in hospital on Sunday after being attacked on Lady Pit Lane, near St Francis of Assisi Primary School, at about 18:00 BST on Saturday.

Police said Mr Adeshida is thought to have been in an argument with the driver of a grey Vauxhall Corsa.

He fell backwards and suffered a head injury during the assault.

Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen of West Yorkshire Police said: "It is very likely the driver is unaware that another man has lost his life as a result of the assault and I'm sure that whatever his actions were, he did not set out to end another man's life.

"With that in mind it is vitally important that I speak to him to establish what took place on Lady Pit Lane."

Police said the driver of the car was an Afro-Caribbean mixed race man in his early 30s, about 6ft 1in tall, with a muscular build.

He is thought to have shaved black hair and was wearing jogging bottoms and a grey hooded top.

Two or three white male passengers are thought to have been in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Det Supt Wallen said: "Presently this is a manslaughter investigation and I would stress in the strongest terms for those involved to come forward and speak to us rather than detectives tracking them down."

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