Three boys charged with moorlands murder

Three 15-year-old boys have been charged over the murder of a man whose body was found on moorlands.

Friday, 25th November 2016, 2:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 4:02 pm
The body of Crag Nelson, of Rotherham, was found near Woodhead Tunnels in Derbyshire.

The teenagers, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged in connection with the death of 34-year-old Rotherham man Craig Nelson.

They will appear before Sheffield Crown Court at a later date after appearing at Rotherham Youth Court on Thursday.

It follows a man and woman also being charged with his murder.

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Mohammed Shiraz Bashir, 41, and Leonie Marie Mason, 23, both of Holme Park Court, Huddersfield, were charged in August.

They have been remanded in custody pending further court appearances

Craig Nelson, who was also known as Craig Preston, was found dead on Monday 22 August on the moors off the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels.

A post-mortem examination concluded he died as a result of head injuries.

A 15-year-old boy and girl who were arrested in connection with the investigation have been released from bail.