Murder investigation launched after 61-year-old man found dead in Batley

Police have begun a murder investigation after a man was found dead in Batley last night (Thursday, April 23).

By Joe Cooper
Friday, 24th April 2020, 8:51 am
Updated Friday, 24th April 2020, 8:54 am

Officers were called to Hyrstlands Road by Yorkshire Ambulance Service shortly after 9pm to reports of a body having been discovered.

A 61-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police scene is still in place this morning, with a cordon blocking Hyrstlands Road in both directions.

Sign up to our daily Dewsbury Reporter Today newsletter

Hyrstlands Road, Batley (photo: Google).

Detective Chief Inspector Marc Bowes of Protective Services (Crime) said: “Enquires remain ongoing into the incident and any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 2208 of Thursday 24 April.”

A 64 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody

__________________________________________________

Editor’s note: first and foremost - and rarely have I written down these words with more sincerity - I hope this finds you well.

Almost certainly you are here because you value the quality and the integrity of the journalism produced by The Yorkshire Post’s journalists - almost all of which live alongside you in Yorkshire, spending the wages they earn with Yorkshire businesses - who last year took this title to the industry watchdog’s Most Trusted Newspaper in Britain accolade.

And that is why I must make an urgent request of you: as advertising revenue declines, your support becomes evermore crucial to the maintenance of the journalistic standards expected of The Yorkshire Post. If you can, safely, please buy a paper or take up a subscription. We want to continue to make you proud of Yorkshire’s National Newspaper but we are going to need your help.

Postal subscription copies can be ordered by calling 0330 4030066 or by emailing [email protected] Vouchers, to be exchanged at retail sales outlets - our newsagents need you, too - can be subscribed to by contacting subscriptions on 0330 1235950 or by visiting www.localsubsplus.co.uk where you should select The Yorkshire Post from the list of titles available.

If you want to help right now, download our tablet app from the App / Play Stores. Every contribution you make helps to provide this county with the best regional journalism in the country.

Sincerely. Thank you.

James Mitchinson

Editor