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Jacket may hold clue to reservoir body's identity

Blue and red Trespass jacket, worn by man whose body was recovered by underwater search teams Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police have released a picture of the jacket worn by the man whose body was recovered from Butterley Reservoir, in Marsden, on Friday.

Officers hope the image of the Trespass jacket, which is blue with red shoulders and detailing, will help them trace the man's next-of-kin.

Detectives said their "enquiries remain ongoing" as they are still "yet to identify the man".

“The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious, but we are continuing to ask for the public’s help in identifying him and I would ask for anyone with information to contact us.

“You could be a relative, friend, colleague or neighbour – someone out there will hopefully either recognise the jacket or the description of the man and come forward with information to help us establish who he is.”

– Det Insp Andrew Lockwood, Kirklees CID

Anyone with information should contact Kirklees CID on 101 (ref: 13190018679).


Result: Lab GAIN Kirklees

Labour has taken control of Kirklees Council for the first time since 1999.

A third of 69 seats were contested in yesterday's local elections. Before polling say Labour was the largest party but didn't have enough seats for an outright majority.

With counting well underway on Friday morning, Labour secured 36 council seats needed to secure a majority.

Liberal Democrat Councillor and Group Leader Nicola Turner lost her seat to Labour.

New composition is as follows:

  • Labour - 36
  • Conservatives - 20
  • Liberal Democrats - 7
  • Independents - 3
  • Green Party 3
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