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Murder arrest made in Wakefield stab death

Nicholas Williams, 27, Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption Nicholas Williams, 27, was found stabbed to death at his home on Bottom Boat Road on Thursday

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 27-year-old in Wakefield.

The body of Nicholas Williams was found by neighbours at his home on Bottom Boat Road, Stanley, on Thursday.

West Yorkshire Police said a post-mortem examination revealed he died on Wednesday evening as a result of multiple stab wounds.

A 33-year-old man from the Rotherham area has been arrested and is being questioned.

Det Ch Insp Elizabeth Belton said: "Police are continuing to investigate this incident and a 33-year-old man is now in custody for questioning in relation to the murder of Mr Williams.

"We continue to appeal for information and witnesses and anyone who can assist the investigation at all is asked to contact police on 101, referencing Operation Packburg."

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