Police name man killed in Armley as two men arrested on suspicion of murder

Police have named the man who was killed in Armley as local man Glenn Smith.

Friday, 21st August 2020, 10:49 am
Updated Friday, 21st August 2020, 11:04 am
Glenn Smith, 47, was killed in an incident on Whingate Avenue in Armley on Thursday, August 20.

Mr Smith, 47, was attacked on Whingate Avenue at about 4am on Thursday, August 20.

He lived on the street.

Mr Smith was treated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Two men, aged 28 and 37, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

They remain in police custody.

Police say they are "satisfied that the suspects are all adults" and not a "group of youths" as initial enquiries suggested.

They believe the suspects were known to the victim.

A post mortem is being carried out today to establish the cause of his death.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Tony Nicholson said: “Glenn’s family are devastated at his death in such sudden and violent circumstances and we have specialist officers supporting them at this difficult time.

“Our investigation is progressing and we have arrested two men this morning on suspicion of murder.

"We are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries and will do everything we can to get Glenn’s family the answers they need.

“Although initial suggestions were that Glenn was assaulted during a disturbance involving a groups of youths, we are now satisfied that the suspects are all adults.

"We believe they are known to the victim and that there is no link to any previous incidents involving the victim or in the area generally.

“We have already spoken to a number of witnesses but we are still keen to hear from anyone who witnessed that incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.

“We know that people in the community will be concerned about what has occurred here and we are continuing to work alongside our neighbourhood policing colleagues to provide an ongoing presence in the area to reassure people.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting Operation Perchsea crime reference 13200418973 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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