Man stabbed in Cleckheaton - 19-year-old woman questioned by police

A TEENAGE woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed while responding to an appeal for help over a disturbance at a house party in Cleckheaton.

Saturday, 7th May 2011, 7:57 pm

The 50-year-old man received stab wounds in the back and was taken to Dewsbury and District Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A 19-year-old woman is now being questioned by detectives in connection with the incident which happened shortly before 1am today (Saturday).

Officers were called to Brooklyn Road by the ambulance service and discovered the local man who had suffered a number of stab wounds.

It is believed that an altercation had taken place at a house party on Brooklyn Road and the victim, who was at another address further down the street, had been asked for help.

The man was then approached in the street by a group of men and women and a further altercation took place during which he received fatal injuries.

Det Chief Insp Simon Bottomley of the Force’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “This was a vicious attack which resulted in a man losing his life. At this stage of the investigation we believe that following some disorder at a house party, the victim had been on his way to help. As a result, he was set upon by what we believe to be a group of five men and women and subsequently received stab wounds to his back.

“There were a lot of people in the street at the time of this attack and I urge them or anyone else who can assist us with this enquiry to contact police.”

The area was cordoned off on Saturday while forensic teams carried out their investigations.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information should contact police on 0845 60 60 606 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.