Murder inquiry launched in Leeds

A MURDER investigation is underway in Leeds following the death of a man found lying in a road in the early hours.

Police are holding a 28-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

Officers were called to reports of a man laid out in the road in Lincoln Green Road, Leeds at around 2.05am.

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The man, who was in his 20s, was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he later died of his injuries.

Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.

Detective Superintendent Mark Ridley, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident or who may have been in the area around that time, to contact the police on 101.”

Lincoln Green Road is likely to be closed for most of today while police continue their enquiries.