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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.

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