Man charged with Thorpe murder

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A man has been charged with the murder of Sidney Cox in Thorpe, near Rothwell.

Michael Valance Dear, 39,of Norton Common Road, Askern, Doncaster,is expected to appear before Leeds Magistrates’ Court this morning.

He is charged with the murder of Mr Cox, 57, who died the day after being attacked at a house on Middleton Lane on Saturday, August 24.

Anyone with any information should contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry team on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111.