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Adam Vincent body parts investigation: new river search

Adam Vincent
Image caption Police are still searching for further remains of 33-year-old Adam Vincent

Police investigating the death of a Grimsby man whose body parts were found in a canal are searching a river in West Yorkshire.

Adam Vincent's leg was discovered by a passer-by at Tetney Lock, Lincolnshire, on 3 March. Further remains were found by police on 4 and 6 March.

Six men have been charged in connection with the 33-year-old's death.

On Monday, an underwater search team was working in the Colne Bridge area of Mirfield, near Huddersfield.

West Yorkshire Police said they had been asked to assist the Humberside Police investigation by providing divers.

Van sighting

They were called in after the possible sighting of a Ford Transit van which police believe may have been used to transport Mr Vincent's body.

Det Ch Insp Mark Oliver, of Humberside Police, said: "West Yorkshire Police were searching the River Calder and Hebble and Calder Navigation in Mirfield in response to a sighting of the van.

"It is important for the family of Adam Vincent, as well as to progress the investigation, that we recover the remains and will do all we can to make this happen."

The underwater search in West Yorkshire was expected to continue for the next two weeks, police said.

Mr Vincent, formerly of Alexandra Road, Grimsby, was last seen alive on Friday 11 February in the Scartho area of the town.

Six Grimsby men were charged last month with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice: Lee Griffiths, 42, Thomas Griffiths, 21, and Luke Griffiths, 19, all of Southfield Road; Andrew Lusher, 42, of Welholme Road; Matthew Frow, 31, of Southfield Road; and Mark Jackson, 26, of Wickenby Close.

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