Teenager charged with murder

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A fourth man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of Sidney Cox.

The 17-year-old is due to appear before Leeds Youth Court this morning (Monday).

He was arrested in West Mercia on Friday and was charged yesterday.

Mr Cox suffered multiple injuries during an attack at Thorpe House Farm, on Middleton Lane in the village of Thorpe near Rothwell, on August 24, 2013.

Mr Cox, who was born in Castleford and had lived in Morley, died in the early hours of the following day.

Three men – 24-year-old John Edwards Nicholson, of Little Lane, Doncaster, 39-year-old Michael Valance Dear, of Norton Common Road, Askern, and Karl Gaskin, 41, – have already been charged with murder.

Ambrose Dear, 39, of Stocksbridge Lane, Doncaster – has been charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

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