Huddersfield killing: Man arrested over fatal stabbing

Published
Image source, Charles Heslett/BBC
Image caption,
Police at the scene of the stabbing had been cordoned off as investigations were carried out

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a fatal stabbing close to a main road in West Yorkshire.

Police were called to New Hey Road, Huddersfield, at about 02:20 GMT on Tuesday after reports that a 42-year-old man had received stab wounds.

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

A 39-year-old man from the Quarmby area of Huddersfield has been held and will be questioned about the stabbing.

On Tuesday West Yorkshire Police said a murder inquiry was under way, and a large cordon had been placed in the area near The Highgate pub.

Image source, Charles Heslett/BBC
Image caption,
Police marker cones were placed close to the incident in Huddersfield

Follow BBC Yorkshire on Facebook, on Twitter, and Instagram send your story ideas to yorkslincs.news@bbc.co.uk.

More on this story

Related Internet Links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.