South Yorkshire Police probe into disappearance continues after men are arrested over murder

A police probe into the disappearance of a South Yorkshire man is continuing today, with his death now being treated as murder.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 11:17 am

Barnsley man Richard Dyson, aged 58, was reported missing in November 2019 after he failed to turn up to meet his daughter as planned.

Enquiries established that the 58-year-old was last seen walking along the A6135 Sheffield Road, Hoyland, at 11pm on Sunday, November 17.

Detectives investigating his disappearance have revealed this week that they now believe Mr Dyson ‘may have been killed’.

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Missing man Richard Dyson is believed to have been killed

Two men, a 67-year-old from Rotherham and a 68-year-old from Barnsley, were arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday.

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.”

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