Detectives make fifth arrest in murder investigation

Date:26th August 2013.'A police officer guards a house on Middleton Lane, Thorpe, near Leeds, after a man's body was discovered and major damage has been caused to the property over night.
Date:26th August 2013.'A police officer guards a house on Middleton Lane, Thorpe, near Leeds, after a man's body was discovered and major damage has been caused to the property over night.

A fifth man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 57-year-old man was killed near Rothwell.

A 30-year-old man was arrested in the Doncaster area last night.

The victim was attacked at a house on Middleton Lane, Thorpe, on Saturday night.

He was taken to Pinderfields Hospital before being transferred to Leeds General Infirmary where he died on Sunday morning.

A 40-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman and two 16-year-old boys were arrested in the Barnsley and Doncaster areas on Sunday night.

One of the teenage boys and a 40-year-old man have been released on bail.

The 37-year-old woman and the other teenager are still being questioned.

Detectives said the victim was attacked by a number of men who had arrived at the house in a car and that some of the windows at the house were broken.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.