Police in Leeds have initiated a murder inquiry in the wake of the demise of a man in his forties. The incident unfolded around 10 pm on Saturday when the ambulance service alerted the authorities about the man requiring medical assistance on Smithson Street, Rothwell.

Subsequently, the man was swiftly transported to a local hospital, where regrettably, he was pronounced dead a short while later. Investigative efforts into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death have revealed a disturbance in the area preceding the need for medical attention.

A 48-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman have been apprehended on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody. The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team of West Yorkshire Police is urging any witnesses to the disturbance or individuals possessing relevant footage to come forward. They can contact the authorities on 101 or use the live chat feature on the West Yorkshire Police website, quoting Operation Plusfort.

Furthermore, information can be conveyed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers at 0800 555111 or online. The investigation is ongoing, and the police are seeking public cooperation to shed light on the events leading to the tragic incident.