Published On: Mon, Apr 27th, 2015 on 8:04 pm

20-year-old found seriously injured near Leeds station dies

A 20-year-old who was found seriously injured over the weekend near Leeds train station has died in hospital.

Billy Jacob Mankelow

Billy Jacob Mankelow. Image: British Transport Police.

Billy Jacob Mankelow was discovered under a railway arch on Swinegate at 3.52am on 25 April by two men who were walking by.

He was taken to hospital but passed away the next day.

Detective Inspector Mick Jackson from the British Transport Police said: “I can confirm that the man found injured under a railway arch near Leeds station in the early hours of Saturday, 25 April, has since sadly died in hospital.

“Billy Jacob Mankelow, who was 20-years-old and from Kent but resided in the Hyde Park area of Leeds, suffered serious head injuries during an assault and passed away on Sunday, 26 April. Our thoughts are with Billy’s family at this difficult time.”

Billy’s family said in a statement: “We are devastated by the tragic loss of our loving son Billy and are now asking for privacy at this heartbreaking time to allow our family to grieve.”

A 31-year-old man from Leeds was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody while enquiries continue.

Anyone who was near the railway arches in the Swinegate area in the early hours of Saturday morning and who may have witnessed anything suspicious can contact the police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 47 of 25/04/2015.

All calls are treated with strict confidence, and information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

UPDATE: The 31-year-old has been charged with murder and remanded in police custody. He is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court today (28 April).

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