Detectives investigating the murder of man in Armley have today made three further arrests.
The men, aged 25, 27 and 37, were arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of Glenn Smith, aged 47, in an incident at his home in Whingate Avenue, Armley, yesterday. They are currently in custody.
Two other men, aged 28 and 37, who were arrested earlier today, also remain in custody as enquiries continue.
A post mortem is being carried out today to establish the cause of his death.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Tony Nicholson said:
“Glenn’s family are devastated at his death in such sudden and violent circumstances and we have specialist officers supporting them at this difficult time.
“We are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries and will do everything we can to get Glenn’s family the answers they need.
“Although initial suggestions were that Glenn was assaulted during a disturbance involving a group of youths, we are now satisfied that the suspects are all adults. We believe they are known to the victim and that there is no link to any previous incidents involving the victim or in the area generally.
“We have already spoken to a number of witnesses but we are still keen to hear from anyone who witnessed that incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.
“We know that people in the community will be concerned about what has occurred here and we are continuing to work alongside our neighbourhood policing colleagues to provide an ongoing presence in the area to reassure people.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting Operation Perchsea crime reference 13200418973 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.