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Police release photos of potential witnesses after body found in car in Scammonden

Police would like to identify these three potential witnesses Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a remote part of Scammonden, near Huddersfield have released photos of three potential witnesses they want to trace.

The body of Najeebullah Nekzad from Ashton under Lyne was found by a PCSO around 11.10am on Saturday August 31 in a car on New Hey Road, near Old Nont Sarah's Hotel. It is believed the car had been there for several days.

Mr Nekzad’s death is currently being treated as unexplained.

They were in the area between 0950am and 1010am on Wednesday 28 August. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

“I need to know happened to Najeebullah. He was a young man with his life ahead of him and I am making a direct appeal for information about what happened to him.

“That is why I am releasing a photo of three men I want to speak to as potential witnesses about what happened.

They could hold vital information and not even realise the significance of it. I need them to pick up the phone and call.

“They were in the area between 0950am and 1010am on Wednesday 28 August. They were in a white coloured Vauxhall Grandland (pictured) and got out of the vehicle to take pictures of the old Nont Sarah’s Hotel. They parked up at 0955am and left at 0958am in the direction of Denshaw.

“The body was left in a very remote spot – there isn’t much around so it is likely you would remember if you were in the area and had reason to stop.

– Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs from the Protective Services (Crime) team
Police believe the three witnesses were in this Vauxhall Grandland Credit: ITV Yorkshire