Fourth man arrested in Scott Fletcher murder enquiry

The investigation into the disappearance of Hartlepool man Scott Fletcher, who disappeared four years ago, has now become a murder enquiry.

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Three bailed and one more arrested in Scott Fletcher murder investigation

Scott Fletcher was last seen on May 11th 2011 at a garage in Durham Credit: Cleveland Police

Three men who were arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder Hartlepool man Scott Fletcher, who disappeared four years ago, have now been granted police bail.

Another 38-year-old man was arrested and bailed in connection with the case today, also on suspicion of conspiring to commit murder.

Missing man investigation now murder inquiry

Scott Fletcher disappeared four years ago. Credit: Cleveland Police

Three were arrested this morning on suspicion of conspiring to murder a man from Hartlepool, who disappeared four years ago.

Scott Fletcher was 28 years old when he vanished on May 11th 2011.

The father of two was last seen on May 11th 2011 at around 8.20pm near to the Jet garage on the A181 at Wheatley Hill in Durham.

Police say the three arrested men, aged 36, 38 and 48, are all from County Durham.

They remain in police custody.

In May this year Cleveland Police re-opened their investigation into Scott's disappearance, making new searches and talking again to key witnesses.

At the time they said they were 'open-minded to the possibility' that he had come to harm.

“As a result of the ongoing investigation, the disappearance of Scott Fletcher is now being treated as a murder inquiry; however, a body has not yet been located. Anyone with information regarding Scott’s disappearance or anyone who may have seen him is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”

– Detective Superintendent Jon Green, Cleveland Police

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