UPDATED: Leeds Kirkstall Road death – post-mortem inconclusive

Police incident Kirkstall Road, Leeds sun 26th oct 2014

Police incident Kirkstall Road, Leeds sun 26th oct 2014

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police say further tests will be carried out in a bid to determine how a man found on Kirkstall Road on Sunday morning died – after a post-mortem examination proved inconclusive.

However, officers are no longer treating the death as suspicious.

Police incident Kirkstall Road

Police incident Kirkstall Road

The man – who has not yet been named – had suffered serious facial injuries when he was discovered lying on the ground near the Benfield Ford/Hyundai garage in Leeds just before 7.30am.

As reported in yesterday’s Yorkshire Evening Post, passers-by and paramedics battled in vain to save his life but he died at the scene soon after.

West Yorkshire Police were initially treating the death as suspicious and launched an appeal for information to establish how he had sustained his wounds.

But officers no longer believe anyone else was involved in the incident. A police spokesman said: “Following a post mortem, a cause of death has not yet been established.

“However, police are not now treating the incident as suspicious.”

He confirmed that further tests would be carried out.

Another police spokesperson said: “At this point we are not investigating it further.”

Friends Dean Taylor and John Binns were driving to Goals Soccer Centre on Kirkstall Road to play golf when they spotted the man and rushed to his aid.

Mr Taylor told the YEP of the heartbreaking minutes they attempted to save his life – administering CPR while they waited for paramedics to arrive.

More than 50 people have now paid tribute to the man on the YEP’s Facebook page.

Alan (Lufc) Denham said: “He was a friend of mine, a lovely bloke from a good family.”

David Leach said he had grown up with the deceased on a Leeds estate, describing him as “a proper great lad to be around”.