Two arrested on suspicion of murder after fatal attack at Leeds railway station

Two arrested on suspicion of murder after alleged attack at Leeds railway station

British Transport Police launched a murder investigation (Stock image)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was assaulted outside a railway station and later died.

British Transport Police said the man was found outside Leeds railway station today (August 29). The emergency services were called to New Station Street in the early hours of the morning.

They were told that the man had been assaulted and the local ambulance service tried to help him alongside the police officers.

The two suspects, aged 28 and 42, are currently in police custody.

Although the victim has not been formally identified, police believe him to be Terry Bailey, a 39-year-old man from south Leeds.

Bailey's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Det chief inspector Glen Anderson, from BTP’s Major Investigation Unit said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Bailey’s family and friends as they receive this devastating news. They are being supported by officers as the investigation into his death continues.

“Officers are in the area making enquiries, and we are working to establish how Mr Bailey died.

“I am appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything in the Leeds station area at around 1am this morning, to contact me as soon as possible.

“I would like to reassure the public that at this stage we believe this to be an isolated incident. Officers remain in the area today and anyone with any concerns should speak to them.”

Police are calling on the public to come forward with any information they may have. If you have information you can contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 with the reference 21 of 29/08.

You can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.