Investigation latest after body of man found in abandoned car on Scammonden moors

Police officers are continuing their enquiries after the body of a man was found in car near Scammonden.

Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, 4:59 pm
The body was found in a car near the old Nont Sarahs Hotel on New Hey Road.
The body was found in a car near the old Nont Sarahs Hotel on New Hey Road.

Detectives are now appealing for the public’s help to find out what happened to the man found dead on New Hey Road, on Saturday morning.

A PCSO found the man’s body shortly before 11.10am on the August 31 after reports of a grey coloured Fiat Punto having been abandoned in the area.

The body was inside the vehicle and parked near the old Nont Sarah’s Hotel.

From initial enquiries it is thought the vehicle had been parked at the location for several days.

A post mortem revealed that the man – thought to be from the Manchester area - died from neck injuries.

Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs from the Protective Services (Crime) team, said: “We are treating this man’s death as unexplained and I would appeal to anyone with information to contact police.

"We want to find out what happened to this man and why, and I would particularly like to hear from any motorists who may have driven the route past the layby the car was left in and / or may have dashcam footage – even if it appears insignificant it could greatly assist our enquiries.”

Anyone with information which could aid the investigation is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police via log 438 of 30/08.

Two men aged 35 and 18 from the Manchester area were arrested in connection with the incident.

They have now been released under police investigation.

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