West Yorkshire Police are appealing for the public’s help to find out what happened to a man found dead on New Hey Road, Huddersfield on Saturday morning.

The man’s body was found on Saturday morning after reports of a grey coloured Fiat Punto having been abandoned in the area. The body was inside the vehicle and parked near the old Nont Sarah’s Hotel.

From initial enquiries it is thought the vehicle had been parked at the location for several days.

A post mortem revealed that the man, thought to be from the Manchester area, died from neck injuries.

Two men aged 35 and 18 from the Manchester area have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody.

Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs from the Protective Services (Crime) team, said:

“We are treating this man’s death as unexplained and I would appeal to anyone with information to contact police. We want to find out what happened to this man and why, and I would particularly like to hear from any motorists who may have driven the route past the layby the car was left in and / or may have dashcam footage – even if it appears insignificant it could greatly assist our enquiries.”


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