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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”

– Detective Superintendent Jon Green, Cleveland Police

Police change social media accounts in bid to trace missing man

Scott Fletcher

The official Cleveland Police Twitter and Facebook accounts will be emblazoned with the image of missing Scott Fletcher in a bid to capture more information on the third anniversary of his disappearance.

The force crest has been the profile picture on the accounts for the past four years.

But for the first time the social media profiles are being changed to show Scott’s face for three hours on Sunday May 11, the day police believe he went missing.

It is hoped that the impact of social media will help to bring vital clues or prick the conscience of anyone withholding information.

In December 2013, police revealed that Scott had some links to the criminal fraternity and that he was in some debt prior to his disappearance.

Hartlepool born and bred Scott was reported missing to police on May 18, 2011.

After following up numerous lines of enquiry, speaking with hundreds of people and visiting other areas of the country, officers still have no vital clues as to his whereabouts.

Father's Day appeal to find missing Dad

Scott Fletcher with Lucie Credit: ITV

As they mark the second Father's Day since his disappearance, the family of Scott Fletcher are asking for help to find him.

Scott, who is father to five year old Lucie and stepfather to seven year old Bradley, was last seen on May 11 last year in the layby on the A181 at Wheatley Hill in Durham.

Cleveland, Durham and Cumbria Police have been involved in the search for the 28 year old from Hartlepool.

Shelley Marshall, Scott’s ex-partner, said: “Lucie is very confused and upset. She has been making Fathers’ Day cards at school and she can’t give her Daddy her card.”