Fourth man charged with murder of Sidney Cox at Leeds travellers’ commune

A fourth man has been charged with the murder of a man at a travellers’ commune on the outskirts of Leeds.


Karl Gaskin, 41, was due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court today (Oct 30) in connection with the death of 57-year-old Sidney Cox has at Thorpe House Farm, on Middleton Lane in the village of Thorpe near Rothwell.

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Mr Cox died from multiple injuries after being attacked on the evening of August 24.

The three others already charged with murder are: 39-year-old Ambrose Dear Senior, of Stocksbridge Lane in Doncaster; 24-year-old John Edwards Nicholson, of Little Lane, Doncaster; and 39-year-old Michael Valance Dear, of Norton Common Road, Askern.