Stepson Arrested After Pensioner Stabbed to Death in Silsden
A stepson has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his stepfather was stabbed to death this morning.
Police and ambulance were called to Oakland Street, Silsden, after Phillip Slater, 73, was knifed in his terraced home.
His stepson Alistair Throup, 47, is in custody and will be interviewed about the killing.
The victim, a retired textile wholesaler, lived in the property with his wife Cathrine, 73, and Alistair.
Neighbours said the stepson had smashed up the family home last Friday and police were alerted and he was taken away.
“It woke everybody up on the street last week. He had smashed up his room and there was a lot of noise,’ said a householder.
“He came back home earlier this week and we’d heard and seen nothing more until this morning when the ambulance arrived.”
Cathrine is believed to have been in the house, shortly after 8am, when the stabbing occurred.
A police cordon has been thrown up at the rear of Oakland Street, with crime scene investigators on site.
Alistair is the son of the late Barry Throup, who was a talented cartoonist.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said:"Police were called to an address in Oakland Street, Silsden at 8.16am today following a report of a disturbance where a man had been stabbed.
"Emergency services attended and found a man in his seventies with stab wounds.
"He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
"A man in his forties has been arrested and enquiries are continuing."
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