South Yorkshire Police bail murder suspects as searches for body continue

Two men arrested over the murder of a missing South Yorkshire man have been bailed while police searches for the body continue.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 8:25 am

The suspects were arrested by South Yorkshire Police on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Barnsley man Richard Dyson, who has not been seen since November 2019.

Detectives investigating the disappearance of the 58-year-old now believe he has been killed, despite a body not having been found.

A 67-year-old man from Rotherham and a 68-year-old man from Barnsley were arrested on suspicion of murder before being bailed after questioning as the police probe continues.

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Richard Dyson is believed to have been killed

South Yorkshire Police confirmed today that searches for Mr Dyson’s body are being carried out.

Then force said: “Searches are ongoing. Specialist teams are supporting district officers.”

Mr Dyson was last seen by his 20-year-old daughter, Bethany, from Catcliffe, Rotherham, on Friday, November 15, 2019.

When he missed their next arranged meeting, she reported him missing on Monday, November 25.

Enquiries established that he was last seen alive on Sunday, November 17 at about 11pm as he walked along the A6135 Sheffield Road, Hoyland.

Detective Inspector Neil Coop, in charge of the investigation, said: “Since Richard disappeared 17 months ago, my team and I have worked tirelessly to understand the circumstances surrounding this case.

“Unfortunately, we have not yet been able to trace him and sadly now believe he may have been killed.

Anyone with information about Mr Dyson’s disappearance should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 459 of November 25.

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