A MAN was murdered in Huddersfield last night.
His body was found shortly before midnight at a terrace house in Newsome.
Now detectives from the special West Yorkshire Police homicide team are leading a murder inquiry.
The dead man - who has not been named - was found inside a terrace house in Bent Street.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death.
It is not yet clear how the man died.
Police were called to the terraced home on Bent Street in Newsome at 11.30pm last night and made the grim discovery.
A man has been arrested.
It emerged this morning that the dead man's landlord received a phone call from the house late last night and drove over from Dewsbury.
The landlord, 26-year- old Suly Mohammed, was concerned when he arrived at the house and only went two steps inside before calling the police.
Officers then made the grim discovery.
Mr Mohammed said: "I had known the man for four or five years and we had become friends.
"He's from Africa and has no family here.
"I've been with the police all night and it's all been a terrible shock."
Mr Mohammed rents out several properties in Huddersfield, mainly to students.
He said: "I care for my tenants and that's why I responded so quickly last night."
The area around the house was sealed off as detectives and forensic experts inspected the scene.
A police spokesman said this morning: "A 22-year- old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody at Huddersfield police station."
Bent Street is a small cul-de-sac of just eight terraced homes. The entire street was sealed off and guarded by police this morning.
A white tent was outside the house and the door to the home was slightly ajar.
A large chunk of wasteland opposite - including eight garages - was also taped off, along with a nearby alleyway leading to A1 Taxis on nearby busy Newsome Road.
The suspect is believed to have gone into the office.
A spokesman for the taxi firm said: "Police sealed off the office and closed it just after 11.30 last night.
"They have taken our door handle away for forensic examination.
"The drivers were all sent home and we were only allowed to open again at 6am."
The area around Bent Street - including Elm Street - has many houses rented to students.
One student, who did not want to be named, said: "The first we knew something had happened was this morning when we got up, looked out and noticed the area all taped off.
"My friend lives next to Bent Street and the first she knew something was going on was when the police arrived late last night," she added.
"There are a lot of students living around here."
The murder investigation is being led by Huddersfield-based Det Supt Andy Brennan, of the Homicide And Major Enquiry Team.
The cause of the man's death has not been revealed.
A post-mortem is expected to take place today.