Police in Leeds have launched a murder investigation after a man who suffered a serious assault in the Seacroft area last night sadly died.

Officers were called to reports of an assault on Rosgill Drive, shortly after 9:05 pm.

They found an unconscious male lying in the middle of the road. The male, aged in his 40s, was taken to the hospital by ambulance with serious head injuries where he died this afternoon.

A scene remains on at Rosgill Drive as officers establish exactly what happened.

Three males, two aged 38 and one aged 36, have been arrested in connection with the incident and have been taken into custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Holdsworth of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team said: “Detectives are piecing together the circumstances that led to this tragic death.

“I would urge anyone who may have seen the assault, or who may have information about the circumstances surrounding it to come forward and contact our investigation team.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call West Yorkshire Police on 101 or go online via https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat quoting reference 2043 of 14/6.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.