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Man charged with manslaughter in Castleford body inquiry

A 47-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a man in Castleford.

Police at Gannet Close in Castleford

The body of 39-year old Jeffrey Howarth was found on Thursday at a property on Gannet Close.

Ian Robinson, from Castleford, was charged last night with manslaughter and will appear before Wakefield Magistrates tomorrow. He remains in police custody. 

A 25-year-old man who was also arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday in relation to this case, has now been released on bail.

Police conducting house-to-house enquiries after body found in Castleford

Police investigating the death of a 39-year-old man in Castleford are conducting house-to-house enquiries in the area. 

Police say the victim suffered significant facial and head injuries Credit: Press Association

Forensic examinations are being carried out at the property in Gannet Close, where the deceased was found. 

A post mortem is being conducted today, formal identification has not been carried out but next of kin have been informed.

The victim suffered significant facial and head injuries and we are continuing our enquiries today to establish the circumstances around his death.

– Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, of the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team

A 47-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.


Man's body found in Castleford

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a body was found at a house in Castleford.

Credit: Press Association

Emergency services were called to Gannet Close at around 8.25am today and found the body of a 39-year-old man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Test are due to take place to find out how he died.

A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Greg Eden signs two-year deal to return home to Castleford

Castleford-born Greg Eden will be returning home to play for the Tigers after completing his contract at an Australian club.

Credit: Castleford Tigers

He played only four games with the Castleford Tigers in 2011 before moving to Huddersfield Giants.

Greg made his debut for the NRL side Brisbane Broncos in 2015 where he burst onto the scene and scored a length of the field try against the Wigan Warriors in the World Club Challenge.

The new two-year signing sees Greg's return to his hometown after 5 years and back into the English rugby league.

Coming back to the UK was a massive decision for me to make but there’s no better team for me to return home to than Castleford, my hometown club and the team I grew up supporting. I’m really looking forward to the new challenge head.

– Greg Eden, Brisbane Broncos

David Cameron visits West Yorkshire school on EU Referendum campaign trail

The prime minister held a discussion with pupils at Brigshaw High School Credit: ITV news

David Cameron spoke to school students during a visit to Yorkshire as part of the EU Referendum campaign.

He held a round-table discussion with pupils at Brigshaw High School in Kippax near Castleford and told them he hopes Britain will vote to remain in the EU.

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