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Detectives re-open investigation into death of Wakefield man after two years

Detectives are reinvestigating the death of a Wakefield man who was found in Beale in 2015 after new information "has come to light". Photo: PA Images

Detectives are reinvestigating the death of a Wakefield man who was found in the Beale area of North Yorkshire in 2015.

Stephen Pollard, 58, was reported missing on 27th February, 2015. His body was then found on 22nd May 2015.

At the time the death was not treated as suspicious.

But new information has now come to light and officers are re-examining the case and the family of Mr Pollard have been informed

Two men from the York area aged 24 and 52 and a man from the Wakefield area, aged 52, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, from the Protective Services (Crime) team at West Yorkshire Police, said:

Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing and I would urge anyone who has information about how Mr Pollard died to come forward.

– Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.