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Three charged with murder after man found dead at house in Wakefield

Detectives have charged three men after the body of a 42-year-old man was found at a house in Wakefield last week.

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

The victim has been named as 42-year-old Jonathan Dews, from Batley.

42-year-old Jonathan Dews Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Scott Crutchley, 24, Jordan Metcalfe, 24, and Nathan Redmond, 21, were all arrested in connection with the incident and have been charged with murder.

They will appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court later.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and are asking anyone with information to come forward.