Murder investigation: Detectives confirm 90-year-old victim found in Pontefract house

Officers at the scene in the Love Lane Terrace are of Pontefract.
Officers at the scene in the Love Lane Terrace are of Pontefract.

Detectives have confirmed a murder victim is a pensioner.

Earlier today police launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was discovered on Saturday at an address in the Love Lane Terrace, area of Pontefract.

Officers were called at 8.53 pm and they found the body of a 90-year-old man inside the house.

Following enquiries at the scene a 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at this time.

DCI Heather Whoriskey of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “A post mortem is being conducted today to determine a cause of death but officers are treating the matter as a murder and arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of murder on Sunday.

“He remains in custody today as enquiries continue by HMET.”