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Two more men arrested over Dove Stone reservoir body

Craig Wilcox Image copyright Gmp
Image caption Craig Wilcox was found seven weeks after he was last seen alive

Two more people have been arrested over a man's death in Greater Manchester.

Craig Wilcox's body was found in Dove Stone Reservoir in Saddleworth in February, seven weeks after he was last seen alive.

A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive but police said inquiries revealed the 28-year-old told a friend he "feared for his safety".

Two men, aged 37 and 28, are being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and the production of cannabis.

Four people have previously been arrested and bailed by police in connection with Mr Wilcox's death.

Mr Wilcox was reported missing after failing to return home following a visit to relatives on Norfolk Crescent in Failsworth on 6 January.

His body was found by an underwater search team in the reservoir.

Det Ch Insp Terry Crompton said: "These latest two arrests, building on the four we have already made, show we are continuing to make inquiries to get to the bottom of Craig's death and those inquiries will not stop until we have established exactly what happened."

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Image caption Mr Wilcox's body was found in Dove Stone Reservoir

Det Ch Insp Pete Marsh said it was "totally out of character for Craig to go missing".

"We are trying to piece together his movements from when he went missing in January to when his body was recovered."

Mr Wilcox's father said his son had been "a very generous lad [with] a great sense of humour".

He said his son had been "positive about the future for the first time in a long time" when he disappeared.

He added: "We are totally devastated that Craig has died, we will never forget him and will keep his memory alive for his son."

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