Police open murder investigation following death of Middleton man Yorkshire News

Officers from the West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Investigation Team are now leading the investigation into the death of Paul Banks, 46, of Farnley.

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Bodmin Crescent in Middleton, where the man was found dead. Photo: Google

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Tony Nicholson said: “A post-mortem examination showed that Paul died as a result of a head injury, and we are treating his death as a homicide.

“We are currently working to build a full picture of his movements in the week leading up to when he was found on the street on Bodmin Crescent in Middleton on Wednesday morning, and would like to hear from anyone with information who can help. the investigation.

“We are aware that Paul had been assaulted in the lead up to his death and would like to speak to anyone with information on this.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact HMET officers via 101 quoting Operation Pinwale reference 13220224162 or online via

Information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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