Man charged with Huddersfield murder as police name victim

A man is due to appear in court tomorrow charged with the murder of a pensioner in Huddersfield.

Wayne Thornton, 55, will appear before Kirklees Magistrates' Court tomorrow after being arrested in connection with an incident in the Paddock area of the town yesterday.

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Officers had been called to a house in Royds Avenue, Paddock, at around 6.30am.

They found the body of a 79-year-old man, who has now been named as John Utley.

A police spokesman said Mr Utley had died as a result of serious head injuries.