Police cordon off street in probe into murder of man found near Sheffield

A street has been taped off by police as part of an investigation into the death of a man whose body was found on moorland close to Sheffield.

Thursday, 1st September 2016, 9:08 am
Updated Thursday, 1st September 2016, 10:11 am
Craig Nelson

An area of Town Lane, Kimberworth Park, Rotherham, is cordoned off this morning as detectives probe the death of 34-year-old Craig Nelson, also known as Craig Preston, from Wath-upon-Dearne.

His body was found close to the Woodhead Tunnels, off the A628, near Sheffield, on Monday, August 22.

Five arrests were made earlier this week over the death.

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Mohammed Shiraz Bashir, 41, and Leonie Marie Mason, 23, both of Holme Park Court, Huddersfield, have been charged with murder and three teenagers have been bailed pending further inquiries.

A post mortem examination revealed Mr Nelson died of head injuries.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “The Town Lane scene is related to the ongoing inquiry into the death of Craig Nelson.”