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UPDATE: Detectives Reinvestigating Death of Wakefield Man

Monday 18 September 2017

The 51-year-old woman from York who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released pending further enquiries.

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Thursday 14 September 2017

A further arrest has been made in the investigation into the death of Stephen Pollard.

A 51-year-old woman from the York area has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Two men from the York area, aged 24 and 52, and a man from the Wakefield area, aged 52, were arrested on suspicion of murder after detectives reexamined the case. All three have been released pending further enquiries.

Stephen Pollard, 58, was reported missing from his home address in Wakefield on 27 February, 2015. His vehicle was discovered by police in Wakefield on 5 March.

Mr Pollard’s body was then found on 22 May, 2015 on the banks of the River Aire, between Beal and Birkin in North Yorkshire.

Enquiries have been continuing into Mr Pollard’s death for over 18 months and as a result, three men and a woman have been arrested.

Picture of Stephen Pollard.

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Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Detectives are reinvestigating the death of a Wakefield man who was found in the Beale area of North Yorkshire in 2015.

Stephen Pollard, 58, was reported missing on 27 February, 2015. His body was then found on 22 May 2015.

At the time the death was not treated as suspicious.

But new information has now come to light and officers are re-examining the case and 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.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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