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Murder inquiry launched after body of 42 year old man found in Wakefield

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A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a 42 year old man was found at a house in Wakefield.

Officers were called to Brighton Street in the city after emergency services attended reports of a fire at the house yesterday (Friday September 6, 2019).

A 21 year old man and two aged 24, from Wakefield, have been arrested in North Yorkshire on suspicion of murder.

While the investigation is still at a relatively early stage, we have been able to quickly identify and arrest three suspects.

We are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the murder and are still keen to hear from anyone who was in the area and witnessed a disturbance or anything suspicious around the address in Brighton Street, or anyone who has any other information that could assist the investigation.

– Detective Superintendent Nicola Bryar, West Yorkshire Police

Tests are being carried out to establish the cause of the man’s death.

The victim’s family have been informed and specially-trained officers are supporting them.