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Man dies after baseball bat attack during fight

A man has died after being hit by a baseball bat during a fight in Batley.

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The 31 year old man suffered fatal head injuries after the incident involving him and another man, which happened around 10pm on Friday August 31 on Town Street.

A 35 year old man from the Dewsbury area was taken to hospital suffering stab wounds. He has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

We are not looking for anyone else in what was an isolated incident.

Clearly, local residents will be shocked to learn that this has occurred, however, there will be an increased police presence in the area to offer community reassurance.

Officers also remain at the scene and forensic enquiries are taking place in the immediate area.

– Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector, Ian Scott