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Three further arrests in connection with death of Rotherham man

Craig Nelson is also known as Craig Preston Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Three youths have been arrested in connection with the death of Rotherham man Craig Nelson.

The 15-year-olds, two boys and one girl, have been arrested and remain in police custody today (Tuesday 30 August).

The boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder and the girl on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Mr Nelson, also known as Craig Preston, was found on Monday 22 August on the moors on the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels, Derbyshire. He died as a result of head injuries.

A man and a woman have been charged with murder over Mr Nelson’s death and have been remanded into custody.

Two charged with murder after death of Rotherham man

Craig Nelson Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A man and a woman from Huddersfield have been charged with the murder of Rotherham man Craig Nelson, also known as Craig Preston.

Mohammed Shiraz Bashir, 41, and Leonie Marie Mason, 23, will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 30 August) charged with murder.

Mr Nelson’s body was found on Monday 22 August on the moors of the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels.

Tests revealed that he died as a result of head injuries.

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Rotherham man found dead in moorland named

Credit: South Yorkshire Police

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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Police searching for missing Rotherham woman

Police in Rotherham are asking for the public's help in finding a missing woman from Rotherham.

Have you seen missing Laura? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

28-year-old Laura Griffin was last seen around 1.45pm on Sunday in Union Street, Harthill. Detectives say that Laura's family and friends are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Laura is described as white, around 5ft 2ins tall, of slim build with blonde hair. She sometimes wears glasses.

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