The police in Kirklees have initiated a murder investigation following the tragic death of a man who sustained critical injuries outside a licensed establishment in Huddersfield. The incident took place in the early hours of Saturday morning, ultimately claiming the victim’s life.

Authorities received a distress call from the ambulance service just prior to 4 am on Saturday, July 15, reporting an assault outside the Revolution Bar located on Cross Church Street. Promptly responding to the scene, police officers discovered an unconscious 23-year-old man. Urgent medical attention was provided, and he was swiftly transported to the hospital due to the severity of his injuries, which were deemed life-threatening.

The victim has been identified as Jake Rainton. The circumstances surrounding the assault are currently under investigation, as detectives and forensic specialists work diligently to gather evidence and establish a comprehensive understanding of the events leading up to the incident.

In connection with the case, the police have apprehended two males, aged 24 and 26, on suspicion of murder. Presently, they remain in police custody, providing authorities with an opportunity to delve deeper into the matter and ascertain their potential involvement in the crime.

Detective Inspector Jodie Hayes of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team said; “Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led to the tragic death of a young man.

“I would ask that anyone who may have seen the assault or anyone who may have information that will assist with ongoing enquiries comes forward and speaks to police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigating officers via 101LiveChat function on the website or by calling 101 quoting reference 13230393493.

Information can also be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.