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RECAP: Man in 30s stabbed to death in Halifax

Police were called to Mixenden Road after man was found with stab wounds but he died at the scene

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man in his 30s was stabbed to death.

Officers were called to Mixenden Road in Halifax just after 5.20pm on Thursday 28 September following reports that a man had been seriously injured.

Paramedics also rushed to the scene and discovered a man in his 30s with stab wounds. He was treated at the scene but could not be saved.

Two men - one aged 23 and another aged 28 - have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

This is what we know so far

There will be latest updates from our reporter Robert Sutcliffe at the scene

End of our live blog

We are going to bring the live blog to a close. The investigation is ongoing and we will publish new articles on any further updates.

Locals say the incident could have been sparked by a row

It is understood there was an argument before the stabbing and that could have been over a noise issue.

West Yorkshire Police have not confirmed this information

Police investigation ongoing

Police are still at the scene. They have not released any official update but the two arrested men are still in custody being questioned on suspicion of murder

More emotional tributes from family and friends

Tributes to man stabbed to death as he is named

Man stabbed to death in Halifax is named

More floral tributes - some with images of Martin on them

Man stabbed to death is named locally Martin Wyatt

The man stabbed to death has been named by friends and neighbours as Martin Wyatt

Victim is local

We have been told that the victim lived on Mixenden Road and was a nice young man.

Victim's friend seen shouting in the street

Samantha told our reporter how the victim’s pal was seen shouting that a man had been stabbed.

She added: “The stabbed man’s friend was running down the same field to guide the paramedics to the property. The police and all his family had already are and were absolutely heartbroken.

“The police wouldn’t let the family go round to him. His friend had got a bloody smudge on his left arm from where he had been holding him.
“He was shouting ‘Someone’s stabbed my mate, someone’s stabbed my mate.
“There must have been at least 50 people stood on the street waiting to see if would pull through. Everyone was gutted when we heard he had died. No one deserves to die like that.”

Shock and disbelief

Samantha Marum, a 38-year-old mother of two, who lives nearby said: “Everyone is in shock and disbelief at what has happened.
“He was a really nice lad who I have known since I moved her. I am so sorry for his parents who are a lovely couple and the rest of his family who are absolutely devastated.
“My mum Josephine rang me to tell me about it yesterday and I ran out through my back garden onto the field where the Yorkshire Air Ambulance had landed.”

Floral tributes

Floral tributes have been placed at the scene where he died including a vinyl record in recognition of his musical interests.
The scene has been taped off and a white tent erected in the garden where the stabbing took place.

Community in shock

More than a dozen police officers and scientific support colleagues have now arrived at the murder scene in Mixenden Road, Mixenden, Halifax.
The stabbing of the man took place at a bedsit complex and has left this tight-knit community in shock.

What we know so far

Police were called just after 5:20pm on Thursday

They discovered a man in his 30s with stab wounds

Neighbours had rushed from their homes to try and save the victim

Paramedics also arrived and tried to save the man’s life

Unfortunately they were unable to do so and he died at the scene

Residents have said the victim liked his music and enjoyed a ‘good laugh’

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder

The arrested men are aged 23 and 28

Image of cordon and tent

This is what the scene of the stabbing looks like this morning

Video of forensics officers at the scene


Forensics officers arrive

Attempt to save the victim

Tributes to the victim

Residents tried to save victim

Residents have told our reporter how they rushed out of their homes to try and save the victim

Tent in garden

Police have cordoned off part of the road and there is a tent erected in the front garden of one of the houses

Police at scene

There is a large police scene this morning in Mixenden Road in Halifax after the man, in his 30s, was stabbed just after 5.20pm.


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