Armed police arrest Doncaster murder suspect

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Armed police surrounded a house in Bentley, Doncaster, as officers detained another local man in connection with a West Yorkshire murder.

A 41-year-old man was arrested last night in Broughton Avenue on suspicion of murder and is today being questioned by West Yorkshire Police detectives about the death of Sidney Cox in the Thorpe area of Leeds on August 24.

About seven police cars descended on the West End of Bentley around 4pm yesterday and several officers carrying firearms covered the building as others went inside to detain the suspect.

He is the latest Doncaster person to be arrested in connection with Mr Cox’s death

Ambrose Dear senior, aged 39, of Stocksbridge Lane, Bentley, has been charged and remanded accused of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and later and charged with murder.

Michael Valance Dear, also 39, of Norton Common Road, Askern, has also been charged with murder.

John Edwards Nicholson, 24, of Little Lane, Long Sandall, who was arrested on September 24, and has also been charged with assault, possession of a bladed article, possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

Mr Cox died the day after being seriously injured in a violent attack at an address in Middleton Lane on Saturday, August 24.