A 30 year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, in connection with the death of 29-year-old Rhys Thompson from Moss Side back in May this year

Rhys’ body found off Pike End Road in Rishworth, Calderdale.

A post-mortem established that Rhys died of serious head injuries caused by a weapon, and that this is likely to have occurred in the Greater Manchester area

The arrest was made by officers from GMPs Major Incident Team following a warrant executed at an address in Wythenshawe.

Detective Chief Inspector Wesley Knights of GMPs Major Incident Team said: ” This has been a complex investigation involving extensive enquiries and round the clock work by a large team of detectives.

“This is the third significant arrest that we have made in the investigation but we are still appealing for anyone with information, no matter how insignificant you think it may be to come forward, as it may help us to get a clearer picture of what happened to Rhys.

“As always our thoughts remain with Rhys’s loved ones and our main aim is to make sure that those involved in his death are brought to justice.”


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