VIDEO: Murder victim died from stab wound to the chest

Detectives investigating the murder of Darren Moorhouse in Halifax have confirmed he died as a result of a stab wound to the chest.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 20th January 2017, 2:29 pm
Updated Friday, 20th January 2017, 2:42 pm

A post mortem was carried out yesterday (Thursday) and revealed the cause of death of the 49-year-old.

An investigation was launched on Wednesday after officers were called to Athol Close, off Athol Road, at around 1.15pm.

They found a man, named by police as Darren Moorhouse, with serious injuries. He was treated by paramedics, but died at the scene.

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A 31-year-old woman arrested on Wednesday evening has been released without charge while two men aged 33 and 25 who were arrested on Wednesday afternoon remain in police custody.

Residents spoke of their shock after the incident in Ovenden.

People described the scene on the Halifax Courier Facebook page

Julie Crabtree said: “It was like a scene off CSI today. A little too close to home.”

Scene of murder, Athol Close, Ovenden, Halifax

Chris Finnegan, who sent in the picture, said: “In the early hours I was awoken to shouting and banging.

“I saw in the morning a window had been smashed then I come home today to police everywhere.”

Liane Green added: “Scary when its on your doorstep. You don’t think stuff like this will happen so close do you.”

One resident, who asked not to be named, said: “It’s terrifying when it’s on your own doorstep. There’s been car break-ins, but nothing like this.”

Another added: “It’s such a shock. The street was swarming with police.”

One mum said she had just just moved to the area and had to explain to her young son what had happened.

She said: “When you have just moved somehwere, you don’t want something like this happening.”

Another resident described the incident as “unnerving” for older people who live on the estate, particularly those who live by themselves.

Scene of murder, Athol Close, Ovenden, Halifax