Police trying to trace last movements of Elland man found dead in a bin

Christopher Ogden
Christopher Ogden

Police are appealing for help determining the last movements of a man from Elland found dead in a bin at a recycling plant in Leeds.

The body of 23-year-old Christopher Ogden was discovered at the plant on Valley Farm Road on Thursday, January 24.

Police believe he fell asleep in an industrial bin in Huddersfield before ending up at the plant but officers want to find out the exact circumstances of how, where and when he got inside.

They believe it was in the area of the bus station in the town centre at approximately 4.45am on January 24.

At the time he was wearing dark jeans and a blue short sleeved shirt with a burgundy T-shirt underneath.

Detective Sergeant Neil King of Huddersfield CID, said: “We are particularly keen to speak to anyone out clubbing, taxi drivers, take away owners or anyone finishing or starting their shift at work at that time who might have seen a young man looking into or climbing on skips and bins around this time.

“They might have not thought anything of it at the time but we need to speak to any witnesses to help us find out exactly what happened.”

An inquest into Mr Ogden’s death been opened and adjourned.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Huddersfield CID on 101.