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Eastmoor murder - five more arrests

Potential murder scene. Corner of Back Mount Pleasant and Park Lodge Lane junction, Eastmoor, Wakefield.
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Potential murder scene. Corner of Back Mount Pleasant and Park Lodge Lane junction, Eastmoor, Wakefield. w304c407

Detectives made five arrests this morning in connection with the murder of 58-year-old man in Eastmoor.

Kevin Childs, 58, died at a house on Park Lodge Lane in Eastmoor on Friday, February 7.

Police were called to a report of a sudden death at the house on Friday, February 7.

But after a post mortem examination was carried out a week later, on Thursday, February 13, detectives launched a murder investigation.

Today a 39-year-old man and 34-year-old woman, both from Eastmoor, a 26-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man, both from Wakefield, and a 25-year-old woman from Featherstone were all arrested.

It brings the total of arrests in the murder investigation so far to seven.

Det Chief Insp Adrian Taylor, from West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services (Crime), said: “All those arrested were taken into custody on suspicion of murder.

“A 66-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man, who were previously arrested in connection with the investigation, remain on police bail.”

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

 
 
 

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