A man who sustained severe injuries in an incident in Pontefract has succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

Luke Thompson, a 25-year-old resident of Pontefract, passed away yesterday (Wednesday) following an incident on Front Street at approximately 4.30 am last Sunday (19 November).

Investigations indicate that he had been punched by another male, causing him to fall to the ground in the road. Subsequently, he was struck by a black Ford Fiesta, which was travelling alongside a white Seat Ibiza away from Pontefract town centre.

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team is now conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Luke’s death.

Two men, aged 26 and 29, who were initially arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent, have been released on bail. Similarly, two males aged 17 and 18, who were previously arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, have also been released on bail.

Detective Chief Inspector James Entwistle, who is leading the investigation, said; “We are continuing to investigate what took place in Front Street in the early hours of Sunday, 19 November and are keen to hear from anyone who can assist with our enquiries.

“A young man has now died from his injuries and we need to understand what happened.

“We would also ask again for motorists with dashcams who were in that area of Pontefract at around that time to check and see if they have any footage that could assist our investigation.”

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team can be contacted on 101 or via the Live Chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website, quoting log 280 of 19 November.

Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online.