Humberside

Van appeal over death of canal body parts man

Ford Transit van FY09 HUP
Image caption Police want to find out where the van had been and who was using it

Police have appealed for information about a van which may have been used to transport the body of a Grimsby man whose body parts were found in a canal.

Six men have appeared in court charged over the death of Adam Vincent, whose body parts were found in the canal at Tetney Lock in Lincolnshire.

His leg was discovered by a passer-by on 3 March. Further remains were found by police on 4 and 6 March.

Humberside police want to trace the movements of the Ford Transit van.

Det Ch Insp Mark Oliver said: "We are very keen to speak to anyone who has information relating to the movements of the white Ready Rent a Van Ford Transit (registration FY09 HUP) between 1 March and 7 March 2011.

"This van has been linked to the disposal of Mr Vincent's body making it vital that we establish where it has been during this time and who was using it.

"I would ask for anyone with information no matter how small it may seem to come forward by contacting the Cleethorpes Major Incident Room."

Officers are continuing to search for more of the 33-year-old's remains.

The men have been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and were remanded in custody by Grimsby magistrates.

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