MURDER detectives are today set to quiz a suspect after one man was killed and two others stabbed in a ferocious attack at a family haulage firm.
David Burrows, 36, was fatally stabbed at M&B Haulage and Waste Paper at Low Mills Lane, Ravensthorpe, yesterday afternoon.
David's father Mervyn Darrell Burrows, 62, and uncle, Clive Hoyland, 52, were also stabbed.
All three were taken to Dewsbury District Hospital, but Mr Burrows later died from his injuries.
The two injured men are both in the hospital, where they are being treated for stab wounds.
Mervyn Burrows was described by police as being in a "poorly but stable" condition and Clive was in a "stable" condition at the hospital overnight.
Clive Hoyland is a well- known haulier and a leader of the fuel lobby movement.
He spoke out about the current fuel dispute yesterday - only hours before the tragic incident at his firm.
The Examiner understands that a local man drove up to the gates of the firm and rammed a number of cars before getting out.
A scuffle then ensued.
Police were called at 12.28pm and when they arrived at the busy back street depot they discovered all three men with stab wounds.
Police forensic teams immediately cordoned off the site.
Officers worked at the scene for over four hours, taking photographs and carrying out detailed forensic work.
A source told the Examiner: "There has been some tension from another business for a while."
Forensic officers were today still examining the scene alongside the Accident Investigation Branch.
Clive Hoyland and his brother are understood to be managing directors of the firm.
Father-of-three Clive Hoyland was one of the regional leaders in the fuel protests of 2000.
The former West Bretton and Woolley parish councillor took part in the rolling road blocks which paralysed the M1 and M62 during the last fuel campaign.
Clive Hoyland is a leading light in the regional Road Haulage Association.
RHA spokesman Margaret Edmunds said: "It is terrible news.
"Clive and his brother have been involved in the haulage business for many years and are well- respected".
The 34-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident is being detained at Dewsbury Police Station.