TWO teenagers have been charged with murder following the death of Birstall man Robert Wilson.

The 53-year-old died in an incident near the Thornton & Ross pharmaceutical company, in the Linthwaite area of Huddersfield, on Thursday evening.

A  West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "An 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old male will appear before magistrates tomorrow (Monday) charged with murder and other offences in relation to an incident in Linthwaite.

"Kiyran Earnshaw, 18, of Field Lane, Batley and a 15-year-old Huddersfield male, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear before Leeds Magistrates Court on the morning of Monday January 20, charged with the murder of Robert Wilson, 53, in an incident on Manchester Road, Linthwaite on January 16.

"Earnshaw has also been charged with two offences of possession of a bladed article and a section 18 assault on a 39-year-old man in the same incident.

"The 15-year-old has also been charged with an offence of possession of a bladed article."

The spokesperson added: "West Yorkshire Police would ask members of the public not to speculate on social media on the events of January 16 in order to avoid prejudicing forthcoming court proceedings."