A man has died after apparently being struck by a car after violence in a Thornhill street.

Police were called to The Town, close to the Scarborough pub, at 9pm on Friday after reports that a man had been injured.

Early reports say that the man, believed to be in his early 30s, suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car.

He was taken to hospital where it is understood he later died.

The inquiry is being led by West Yorkshire's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team and the area around the scene has been cordoned off.

The Examiner believes there was some kind of fight in the street before the man was hit by the car and there were angry clashes involving as many as 30 youths.

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Death of Dewsbury man

And here’s what we know about the death of the man outside a pub in Dewsbury last night

Police incident The Town, Thornhill
Police incident The Town, Thornhill (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Huddersfield bus station incident

Here’s what we know about the incident at Huddersfield Bus Station.

The scene at Huddersfield bus station
The scene at Huddersfield bus station (Image: @YorkshireMao/Twitter)

Lindley fire: video from the scene

Police appeal for information

We have a statement from West Yorkshire Police on what happened at Marcus Sewell’s hair salon in Lindley this morning. Here’s what they said.

“Police were called at around 9.20am this morning following reports of a concern for safety at a premise on Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.

Officers arrived and found a male, believed to be in his 40s, who had been assaulted.


Police are investigating a fire and suspected assault at Marcus Sewell's hair salon in Acre Street, Lindley
Police are investigating a fire and suspected assault at Marcus Sewell's hair salon in Acre Street, Lindley


The property also had some damage caused to it consistent with fire damage.

The male has been taken to the Leeds General Infirmary and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kirklees Police on 101 quoting log number 512 of 18 February.”


Family asks for privacy

A 19-year-old man has been arrested and is being quizzed over the “suspicious” death of a man hit by a car after a disturbance in the street in Thornhill, Dewsbury, last night.

Police incident The Town, Thornhill.
Police incident The Town, Thornhill.

There are lots of floral tributes to the man who died. He’s 32-years-old but he’s not been named by police. His family has asked for privacy at this time.

Investigation underway

On the incident at Marcus Sewell’s hair salon in Lindley, police are investigating what happened. It’s not clear what had caused the fire inside the premises.

Two fire engines from Huddersfield attended the scene but the fire was out when they arrived.

It’s understood the ambulance service was first on the scene and they alerted fire crews.

Man assaulted at hair salon

Police are investigating after a suspected assault and a fire at a Lindley hair salon this morning.

The ambulance service was called to Marcus Sewell’s shop in Acre Street at 9.20am to reports of a “concern for safety.”

A man, believed to be in his 40s, was inside and is thought to have been assaulted.


Police officers at Marcus Sewell's hair salon in Acre Street, Lindley, where a man was allegedly assaulted.
Police officers at Marcus Sewell's hair salon in Acre Street, Lindley, where a man was allegedly assaulted.

There had also been a fire inside, which caused smoke damage to the premises.

The fire brigade was called but the fire was out when crews arrived.

It is understood the man was taken to Leeds General Infirmary suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke.

There will be a police statement soon.

'Thoughts with the family'

We’ve had a statement from Ben Still, at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, which runs Huddersfield Bus Station, regarding this morning’s tragedy.

He said: “Our thoughts are with this gentleman’s family and friends at this sad time, as well as the customers and staff at Huddersfield Bus station who witnessed today’s events.

“Working with the police and bus operators, the decision was taken to screen off the affected area rather than close the whole bus station, to keep disruption to a minimum on what is a very busy day for Huddersfield.

“The Combined Authority will work closely with the police and other bodies on any resulting investigations.”

'Wrong place at the wrong time'

We’ve got some more information about what happened last night at Thornhill in which a 32-year-old man died after being hit by a car.

The landlord at the Scarborough pub, Richard Leather, who has been at the pub for 19 years, said the man who died was a regular customer, a tea-time drinker.

He said: “I understand he got run over but I wasn’t here at the time.

Flowers left at the scene in The Town, Thornhill, where a man was hit by a car.
Flowers left at the scene in The Town, Thornhill, where a man was hit by a car.


“He was a nice lad, kind-hearted, an ideal customer. He would come in for a couple of pints at tea-time.
“He worked for a local dust extraction company and worked all over the country.
“I think he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Fire at a hair salon

There have been several major incidents in the district today. As well as a man being killed by a car in Thornhill, a man has fallen to his death from a multi-storey car park next to Huddersfield Bus Station.

We’re also now looking into a fire at Marcus Sewell’s hair salon in Acre Street, Lindley, in which we believe a man was injured. A police investigation is also underway into what happened. Again we will have more as soon as we get it.

Forensic teams in Huddersfield Bus Station

There’s a white forensic tent at Huddersfield Bus Station and several of the stands are closed off. It’s getting busy in the town centre ahead of Huddersfield Town’s big FA Cup clash with Manchester City later on.

Man has died in car park fall

I have just had an update from the police and I understand a man has fallen from the top of the multi-storey car park next to Huddersfield Bus Station and has died.

Police have cordoned off the scene and enquiries are underway to identify him and contact his family or next of kin.

Tragic incident near bus station

We understand there’s been a tragic incident at the multi-storey car park next to Huddersfield Bus Station. We’re hoping to get more information shortly.

We have a reporter over there so we’ll have more soon.

Police incident at Huddersfield Bus Station

We’re getting reports of a police incident at Huddersfield Bus Station so we’re looking into that too. Apparently part of the station is taped off. More when we get it.

We’re told Stand “K” is closed due to an incident. Those wanting bus 301/302 will be picked up from the next available stand: “L”

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Can you help the police?

Here’s the police statement in full. Obviously enquiries are at an early stage.

“Police are appealing for information following a suspicious death in Thornhill, Dewsbury.

Officers were called at around 8.40pm last night (17/02) to The Town where a 32-year-old man was found with serious injuries.

He was taken to hospital but died as a result of his injuries shortly after. Enquiries are currently ongoing to establish the full circumstances behind the death.

A 19-year-old man was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information is asked to contact the non emergency number 101 quoting log number 1623 of 17 February.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

More tributes

There are lots of tributes being paid to the man who died.

Teenager arrested

Police are not giving much information out about what has happened and the circumstances remain unclear.

What we know is that a 19-year-old man has been arrested and is in police custody.

We’ll have the full police statement shortly.

Picture from the scene

Our reporter Robert Sutcliffe is at the scene and has been speaking to local people about what happened.

Floral tributes left at scene

The Examiner understands that a 32-year-old man was hit by a car and that he died later in hospital. We understand there was a disturbance involving as many as 30 youths.

Flowers left at the scene in The Town, Thornhill, where a man was hit by a car.
Flowers left at the scene in The Town, Thornhill, where a man was hit by a car.

Floral tributes have been left at the scene.

Police inquiry underway

A man has died after being hit by a car in The Town at Thornhill, close to the Scarborough pub.

Police were called at 8.40pm last night. The scene is cordoned off and we have a reporter over there so we’ll bring you more when we get it.