Man arrested after 90-year-old pensioner stabbed to death in his home

Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was discovered on Saturday at an address in the Love Lane Terrace, area of Pontefract. (West Yorkshire Police)

A man has been arrested after a 90-year-old pensioner was stabbed to death in his own home.

Police confirmed a 49-year-old man has been taken into custody on suspicion of murder after the pensioner's body was found on Saturday.

Officers were called by a concerned member of the public at around 8.53am that morning and made the discovery inside a house in Love Lane Terrace, Pontefract, West Yorkshire.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday after inquiries were made at the scene, detectives said.

DCI Heather Whoriskey of West Yorkshire Police said a post mortem was due to be conducted to determine the cause of death.

DCI Whoriskey said: “We fully recognise the shock and concern this murder will have generated among residents in the area and I want to reassure residents that Police are following a number of lines of enquiry.

“Officers from the South East NPT are also conducting reassurance patrols in the Love Lane Terrace area.”

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