Police are calling on the community of Batley to come forward with information about the last movements of a man who was found dead on Thursday evening.

Saleem Butt, who was 61, was found with serious injuries in his house in Hyrstlands Road at around 9pm.

A post mortem examination has confirmed he was not stabbed, as had previously been reported elsewhere.

Enquiries into how he died are continuing and Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Tony Nicholson is appealing to local people who may have had contact with him in recent days to come forward.

Detectives investigating the death of Saleem Butt in Batley have released his picture as they continue to appeal for information on his last movements.

DCI Nicholson, said:

“I am hoping by releasing this image it may jog someone’s memory of when they last saw Mr Butt or if they saw him in the days before his death.

“Our enquiries have established that Mr Butt was well known and well respected locally and we believe he will have spoken to people in the area in the days leading up to his death.

“I am again asking these people to come forward and speak with our officers as they may be able to provide an insight into the circumstances.

“We would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen Mr Butt in the company of others recently, as they may be able to assist our investigation too.”

Hyrstlands Road remains closed at its junctions with Purlwell Lane and Carr Side Crescent as investigations continue today.

A 64-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

Anyone with information which may assist can contact police on 101 or use the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website, quoting log 2208 of 23 April.

Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers.