55-year-old man has died following an explosion at a house in Dewsbury

Enquiries remain ongoing today to determine the cause of an explosion at a house on Crescent Walk in Dewsbury.

Police were called to the scene at about 11.37am yesterday (31/03/2020) by residents to a report a house was on fire following an explosion.

Emergency services attended the scene and located a 55-year-old man who had been in the house and suffered serious injuries.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to the injuries and was later determined to be in a life threatening condition. Tragically, the victim died in the early hours of this morning.

Detective Inspector James Bellhouse of Kirklees CID, said: