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Police release new image in 'body in case' murder

A suitcase similar to the one containing the body Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police investigating the murder of a man whose burnt body was found in a layby in Derbyshire have released an image of a case similar to the one he was contained in.

The body was found inside a suitcase in a lay-by off the A628, just east of Tintwistle near Valehouse and Rhodeswood reservoirs at 12.30pm on Monday, October 10. Police believe it was left in the lay-by sometime between 9pm and midnight on Sunday, October 9.

It was badly burnt and missing its head and limbs. Police are still trying to establish his identity and have obtained DNA from the man’s body but have found no match on the national database.

Officers say the body was a man aged 18-40, with white or light-coloured skin and was probably between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 11ins tall.

The suitcase has also been examined and police now know it was a 196 litre black Samsonite Rhapsody Stockton with the dimensions 80cm x 68cm by 31cm.

We have had more than 60 calls from people coming forward with information, or suggesting who this man may be.

We’re grateful to these callers but unfortunately, we have still not been able to identify the man. He could have gone missing from anywhere in the country but simply hasn’t been reported missing by those who know him.

Do you have a friend or neighbour you haven’t seen for a while? Maybe you only see them from time to time. If you think they could have gone missing, please get in touch with us.

Similarly, if you know anyone who owns a suitcase like this, or you saw someone in the area with a suitcase like this on October 9, call us.

– Assistant Chief Constable Bill McWilliam , Derbyshire Police
The burnt body was found in a layby Credit: GTV

Horrific details emerge over Peak District body

Police at the scene Credit: ITV NEWS

Police in the Peak District have renewed their appeal for information after a body was found badly burnt in a lay-by in north Derbyshire.

So far, police have received more than 30 calls from the public. They are now calling for the public to check that friends and relatives they have not seen for a while are not missing.

  • Assistant Chief Constable Bill McWilliam addresses the press

The body was found in a lay-by off the A628, just east of Tintwistle and north of Valehouse and Rhodeswood reservoirs.

His body, which was missing a head and limbs, was found by a member of the public at 12.30pm on Monday, October 10. Police believe it was left in the lay-by sometime between 9pm and midnight on Sunday, October 9.

Officers are asking anyone who was in the area between 9pm and midnight on Sunday, October 9 to come forward.

They also want to speak to anyone who regularly travels along the A628 between Tintwistle and the Flounch roundabout to get in touch so their vehicles can be eliminated from the inquiry.

Credit: ITV News

Police want drivers to ring in with the make and model of their vehicle and the time that they made their journey.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the victim is also asked to come forward.

Detectives from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit are leading the investigation and a dedicated number has now been set up to take calls from across the country from people who want to come forward with information. This number is 0800 056 0944.

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Badly burned murder victim in lay-by was a man

Officers arriving at the scene at Tintwistle Credit: ITV Granada Elaine Willcox

Police have revealed a badly burned body which found in a lay-by in Derbyshire was a white man.

Officers believe that his body was left in the lay-by sometime between 9pm and midnight on Sunday, October 9.

Detectives are still working to discover the identity of the man, whose badly burnt body was found by a member of the public on Monday, October 10 in a parking area off the A628 just east of Tintwistle in the High Peak District, near Glossop.

Police believe a fire was started at the scene.

Officers are asking anyone who was in the area between 9pm and midnight on Sunday, October 9 to come forward. They also want to speak to anyone who regularly travels along the A628 between Tintwistle and the Flounch roundabout to get in touch so their vehicles can be eliminated from the inquiry.

Police want drivers to ring in with the make and model of their vehicle and the time that they made their journey.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the victim is also asked to come forward.

Man charged with murder after woman stabbed in Wigan

A man, 51, has been charged with murdering the 42-year-old at a house in Wigan. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

A man has been charged after a woman was killed in Wigan.

The woman, 42, was found with stab wounds to the chest at a house on Makinson Avenue on the afternoon of Thursday, October 6.

She was taken to hospital but died from her injuries a short time later.

Stuart Gallear, 51, from Wigan, has been charged with murder.

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Man charged with murdering mother and daughter in Liverpool

The bodies of Karen and Jade Hales were found at a house on Cathedral Road, Anfield, on Monday. Credit: Merseyside Police

A man has been charged with the double murder of Jade and Karen Hales, whose bodies were found in Anfield, Liverpool, on Monday.

Anthony Showers, 42, will appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court later today.

Merseyside Police has thanked the community for its assistance and support with this investigation into the deaths of the mother and daughter.

Fourth man arrested over fatal stabbing in Salford

19-year-old Jakub Gorski died in hospital after he was stabbed in the chest on Friday. Credit: GMP

A fourth person has been arrested over the murder of a man in Salford.

19-year-old Jakub Gorski died in hospital on Friday night after he was stabbed in the chest following reports of a fight on Hope Street, Lower Broughton.

Police were called to the scene on Hope Street in Lower Broughton at around 7.45pm on Friday. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

Three men, aged 26, 26 and 49, have been released on bail. A 28-year-old man remains in custody.

Police say Jakub's death has left "a gaping hole in his family".

Officers say because the attack took place in daylight they are hoping somebody might have seen what happened. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 100616/2225 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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