Detectives in Halifax have initiated a murder inquiry subsequent to the demise of two men. At 3:48 am yesterday morning, on Sunday, 1st October, officers were summoned to Commercial Street in Halifax, where it was reported that three men had been assaulted. All three were transported to the hospital with stab wounds.
A 21-year-old man, one of the injured, succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital, prompting detectives from the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team to launch a murder investigation. Another individual, aged 19, remained in critical condition throughout the day but sadly passed away in the late evening.
The third man, aged 18, has received treatment for a non-life-threatening injury. Three males, two aged 18 and one aged 19, have been apprehended in connection with the incident and are currently in police custody.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Matt Holdsworth, said: “This is an extremely serious incident which has resulted in the death of two young men and a further man injured.
“We have specialist officers supporting both of their families and are determined to get answers for them and ensure that the person or people responsible are made to face justice for their actions.
“What I would ask for now is the support of the wider public in providing any information about what has taken place or the events leading up to it. I understand that people were present in the area at the time of the incident, and I would urge anyone with information, dash cam or phone footage which could be relevant to our investigation to please make contact.
“I understand people locally will be rightly concerned and I want to reassure people that we are doing everything we can to investigate all possible lines of enquiry to understand the full circumstances of what took place.
“There is still a significant scene in place this morning, with a smaller scene remaining while we conduct forensic enquiries. I would like to thank residents and businesses for their understanding during this time.”
Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation is urged to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team at 101, quoting Operation Pochard, reference number 215 of 1st October, or via the online platform at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat. Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.