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West Yorkshire Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man's body was found at a house in Brighouse.

Officers were called to the address in Whinney Hill Park yesterday afternoon (Thurs) to find the 28-year-old man dead.

A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in custody being questioned by police. Officers are also appealing to any members of the public who may have information that can help them in their investigation to come forward.

Stay with us for the latest updates on this tragic incident.

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Murder update:

The operators of the organisation which operates housing on the Whinney Hill estate has spoken about the death of 29-year-old Carl Wood.

Amanda Garrard, Director of Neighbourhoods at Together Housing, said: “Together Housing understand that a police investigation is taking place at one of our properties in Brighouse, following a fatality.

Police at the scene of a murder at Whinney Hill Park in Brighouse where police found the body of a 28-year-old man
Police at the scene of a murder at Whinney Hill Park in Brighouse where police found the body of a 28-year-old man

“In tragic cases like these, our thoughts are always with the family and friends of the deceased, however we are not able to comment further at this stage as the police investigation is ongoing.”


Latest murder update:

A man whose death has sparked a murder investigation has been named locally as Carl Wood.

Detectives launched a major probe following the discovery of the 29-year-old’s body early yesterday afternoon at a flat in Whinney Hill Park, Brighouse.

Full Story here.

Victim named

The man who has died has been named locally as Carl Wood, 29 (not 28 as initially reported by police).

Police at the scene of a murder at Whinney Hill Park in Brighouse where police found the body of a man
Police at the scene of a murder at Whinney Hill Park in Brighouse where police found the body of a man

Victim and accused thought to be known to each other

It’s understood that the victim and the man arrested in connection are thought to have known one another.

Whinney Hill Park, police scene.
Whinney Hill Park, police scene.

Reporter at the scene

Robert Sutcliffe is at Whinney Hill Park talking to residents who are understandably shocked at the news:

The scene

Police are still at the scene at the terraced propoerty on Whinney Hill Park this morning.

They were called there just after 2pm yesterday before finding the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police scene at Whinney Hill Park following murder of 28-year-old man
Police scene at Whinney Hill Park following murder of 28-year-old man

The location

Here’s the scene where the murder took place.

Whinney Hill Park is an estate on the edge of Brighouse.

Whinney Hill Park, Brighouse
Whinney Hill Park, Brighouse

Line from police

Here is the statement so far from West Yorkshire Police on this tragic news:

“Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a body at a property in Brighouse.

Police were called at 14:04 yesterday and attended a house on Whinney Hill Park in Brighouse and found a body of a man.

The 28-year-old man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident and remains in police custody at this time.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting crime reference number 13180172665 or information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”