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The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Katy Clifton

Second man dies after triple stabbing in Halifax as murder investigation launched


A second man has died after a triple stabbing in Halifax in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police officers were called to the “serious incident” at 3.48am after three men were attacked in Commercial Street.

All three were rushed to hospital with stab injuries, where a 21-year-old man was pronounced dead a short time later.

A second man, aged 19, who was fighting for life after the attack died of his injuries on Sunday night, West Yorkshire Police said on Monday.

An 18-year-old man has been treated for an injury that was not life-threatening, the force said.

Police activity in Trinity Road, near to the scene of a triple stabbing in Halifax
— (PA)

Three men, two aged 18 and one aged 19, have been arrested in connection with the incident and all remain in police custody.

Labour MP for Halifax Holly Lynch yesterday posted about the “awful” news on Twitter, writing: “Just awful news overnight.

“Thinking of those directly affected and the emergency services on the scene and providing care. If you have any information to share please do contact the police.”

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Holdsworth, of West Yorkshire Police, said: “This is an extremely serious incident which has resulted in the death of two young men and a further man injured.

A second man has died of his injuries in hospital
— (PA)

“We have specialist officers supporting both of their families and are determined to get answers for them and ensure that the person or people responsible are made to face justice for their actions.

“What I would ask for now is the support of the wider public in providing any information about what has taken place or the events leading up to it.

“I understand that people were present in the area at the time of the incident, and I would urge anyone with information, dashcam or phone footage which could be relevant to our investigation to please make contact.

“I understand people locally will be rightly concerned and I want to reassure people that we are doing everything we can to investigate all possible lines of enquiry to understand the full circumstances of what took place.

“There is still a significant scene in place, with a smaller scene remaining while we conduct forensic enquiries. I would like to thank residents and businesses for their understanding during this time.”

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