Gipton Man Dies After Assault

West Yorkshire Police have launched a murder investigation after a man died in hospital after he was found with serious head injuries.

36 year old Jason Hall from Gipton died of his injuries at Leeds General Infirmary last night.

He was found by a dog walker at 5am on Wednesday morning near to the junction between Temple Newsam View and Temple Newsam Road in Leeds.

Police are particularly keen to trace Jason's movements on Tuesday night. He was known to have been in the Leodis public house on Green Lane, Halton around 9pm and was later caught on CCTV at the Tesco Express store on Selby Road at 10.25pm.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who may have seen Jason on Tuesday night or in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

He is described as a white male, medium build, around 5ft 10" in height and with short mousey coloured hair.

When he was last seen he was wearing a dark coloured T-shirt with lighter thin horizontal stripes and dark trousers.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Bottomley, from West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: "We believe Jason was drinking with his friends on Tuesday evening and I'm keen to piece together his movements both before and after he was caught on CCTV at the Selby Road branch of Tesco Express.

"I would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area around Temple Newsam View and Temple Newsam Road in the early hours of Wednesday morning."

A 38-year-old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the HMET incident room on: 01924 334692 or via: 0845 60 60 606.

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