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Murder victim Ryan Carruthers
Murder victim Ryan Carruthers

Detectives investigating the murder of a Normanton man have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Ryan Carruthers, 31, was killed in the early hours of Sunday at a flat on Smirthwaite View.

It is believed he was seen outside The Junction pub in Normanton with two other men chatting to a group of girls at around 1am on Sunday.

Detectives want to speak to anyone who saw or spoke to Mr Carruthers.

In particular they are trying to trace a white man, who was aged in his 20s, of medium build with short, dark hair.

He was wearing a round neck jumper and jeans.

Anyone with information should contact the Force’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

A 21-year-old man, Simon Stewart, has been charged with murder and has been remanded in custody.