A 20-year-old man is facing court today charged with the murder of a shopkeeper who was beaten to death during an alleged robbery at his store.
Umare Aslam, from Dalton, is appearing before Huddersfield magistrates today accused of the murder and robbery of Gurmail Singh.
Mr Singh, 63, died from head injuries after he was struck at least nine times with a weapon, believed to be a hammer, in his shop in the Cowcliffe area on February 20.
A man and three teenagers have already appeared in court charged with the murder of Mr Singh and robbery.
Muawaz Khalid, 20, and three 17-year-old boys who cannot be named, already appeared in court and were remanded in custody.
Earlier this week an A-level student admitted at Huddersfield Youth Court robbing Mr Singh two days before he fatally attacked.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with robbing Mr Singh of cigarettes at his store on February 18.
Police said Mr Singh came to the UK in 1963. He leaves a wife, two adult sons and a daughter. He celebrated his 63rd birthday the day before he died.