Two more arrested over murder of missing South Yorkshire man Richard Dyson

Police investigating the disappearance of Barnsley man Richard Dyson have made two further arrests on Wednesday morning (March 17).

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 4:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 4:27 pm

The men, aged 43 and 51 who are both from Barnsley, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and burglary, and remain in custody.

This follows the arrest and subsequent bail of two other men last week, bringing the total arrests to four.

A missing person inquiry has been running since 58-year-old Richard Dyson’s disappearance in November 2019.

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Police believe Richard Dyson may have been killed after his disappearance for over a year.

Following extensive enquiries to locate Richard, the investigation team now believe that he may have been killed.

Richard was last seen by his 20-year-old daughter on November 15, 2019. But after he missed their next arranged meeting, she reported him missing 10 days later, on November 25.

An investigation was subsequently launched, and enquiries established that Richard was last seen on November 17 at about 11pm, walking along the A6135 Sheffield Road, Hoyland.

On March 10 this year, two men – a 67-year-old from Rotherham and a 68-year-old from Rotherham were arrested on suspicion of murder before being released on bail.

That was the first time detectives revealed that they believed that Richard Dyson ‘may have been killed’.

South Yorkshire Police said those with information that may help their officers are urged to call 101 quoting incident number 459 of 25 November 2019.

Alternatively, the information can also be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers via their website – www.crimestoppers-uk.org – or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

If you would prefer to make a report online, visit the Major Incident Public Portal https://mipp.police.uk/operation/14SY19B02-PO1

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