Men arrested as police re-investigate death of Wakefield man found two years ago

Police have arrested three men.
Police have arrested three men.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after new information led police to re-investigate the death of a Wakefield man who was found in North Yorkshire more than two years ago.

Stephen Pollard, 58, was reported missing on February, 27, 2015. His body was then discovered in the Beal area on May 22 that year.

At the time the death was not treated as suspicious, but new information came to light and officers are re-examing the case. The family of Mr Pollard have been informed

Two men from the York area aged 24 and 52, and a man from the Wakefield area, aged 52, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, from the Protective Services (Crime) team at West Yorkshire Police, said: “Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing and I would urge anyone who has information about how Mr Pollard died to come forward.”