Sheffield & South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire woodland body murder suspect bailed

Gary Dean Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Gary Dean's body was found at Silkstone Common near Barnsley

A man arrested on suspicion of murdering a man whose body was found in woodland has been released on bail.

Gary Dean, 48, was discovered with severe injuries at Silkstone Common, near Barnsley, on Thursday.

A 40-year-old man who was questioned on suspicion of murder and a woman, 76, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been released on bail.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Dean died from "injuries resulting from a significant assault".

South Yorkshire Police has appealed for anyone who may have seen Mr Dean on Thursday to come forward.

Det Ch Insp Steve Whittaker said: "We know that when Mr Dean was last seen by loved ones on Thursday morning, he was wearing trainers and a bright red running top.

"The post-mortem has revealed that Mr Dean was subjected to a violent and significant attack, so we need to hear from anyone who can help us piece together his movements that Thursday."

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites