Murder investigation launched after fatal stabbing on Merrion Street

Tributes have poured in for the victim, who died after an attack in the early hours of Saturday morning

West Yorkshire  police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death on Merrion Street this weekend.

The victim was seen on CCTV lying on the pavement at around 1.25am on Saturday, after suffering a single stab wound.

Tributes, describing the victim as a “wonderful father”, have been laid outside The Lounge Bar and Grill.

One reads: “I can’t come to terms with the fact that you’re gone and I don’t think I ever will.

“It’s not fair that God took you from us.”

Det Chief Insp Jim Dunkerley said officers were currently trying to establish the circumstances surrounding how the victim was fatally injured.