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Rotherham man found dead in moorland named

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A man from Rotherham whose body was discovered in Derbyshire on Monday has been named by police.

Craig Nelson, also known as Craig Preston, 34, from Wath-Upon-Dearne, was found dead on the moors of the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels at around 11am on Monday.

Police say tests have revealed that he died as a result of head injuries. They believe his death is suspicious and have launched a murder inquiry.

“We’re in the process of piecing together Craig’s movements in the days leading up to his death. Did you see him in the days before? Did you speak to him or know what his plans were?

“I would urge anyone who knew him, or had contact with him before his death, to come forward as any small piece of information could be crucial.

“I’d also like to hear from anyone who saw a vehicle, or anyone acting suspiciously, on the slip road off the A628 or the car park near Woodhead Tunnels at any time between 7am on Saturday 20 August and 11am on Monday 22 August."

– Detective Chief Inspector Steve Handley

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