Police appeal after ‘loving son’ killed in Leeds Station attack

'Loving son': Billy Mankelow was attacked in Leeds in the early hours of Saturday morning.
'Loving son': Billy Mankelow was attacked in Leeds in the early hours of Saturday morning.
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Police have charged a 31 year-old man with murder after the death of a 20 year-old student who was assaulted near Leeds Station over the weekend.

Richard Danter, of Queens Road in Leeds, will appear before Magistrates today (Tuesday).

Billy Mankelow, who was originally from Kent but lived in the Hyde Park area of the city, was left with serious head injuries following an attack in the early hours of Saturday morning. He died the following day.

Billy’s parents say they are “devastated” by his death.

Det Insp Mick Jackson from British Transport Police said: “I can confirm that the man found injured under a railway arch near Leeds station in the early hours of Saturday, 25 April, has since sadly died in hospital.

“Our thoughts are with Billy’s family at this difficult time.”

A statement from Billy’s family said: “We are devastated by the tragic loss of our loving son Billy and are now asking for privacy at this heartbreaking time to allow our family to grieve.”