Locals have spoken of their shock and disgust after a factory worker was killed and another was seriously injured last night.

A police cordon and uniformed officers remained stationed at the scene in Linthwaite, Huddersfield, at 7pm this evening following the death of the 53-year-old Birstall man, who was named locally as Robert Wilson.

Forensic investigators in white boiler suits could be seen entering the premises, a pharmaceutical plant, carrying equipment.

Some were gathering evidence from the ground, although it wasn't possible to make out what was being collected.

Nearby residents, speaking about the incident this evening, described the suspected murder as "shocking" and "scary".

One woman, who didn't want to be named, said: "I was about to go to bed when I heard a commotion outside.

"There was shouting and screaming.

"I knew straight away someone had been hurt but I thought it was just a fight or something.

"When I looked out I saw lots of people huddled around someone on the floor.

"Within minutes what seemed like hundreds of police cars arrived, they kept coming and paramedics arrived as well.

"It looked like they were trying to do CPR on whoever was on the ground.

"Officers scrambled all over the place, it seemed like they were looking for whoever was responsible."

A man, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: "What happened last night is tragic but it doesn't come as a huge surprise to us.

"We've had problems with youngsters causing trouble around here for a while now.

"There have been a few close shaves in the past and for it to have come to someone dying is absolutely awful."

An elderly female resident added: "For something like this to happen on your doorstep is a huge shock and really scary.

"There's no chance I'll be going out on my own this evening and I don't know if I will again.

"If that kind of thing can happen to a man then you wonder what might happen to someone of my age.

"What happened has shaken all of us around here up.