Oldham man found dead in vehicle near to M62 motorway

Date published: 02 September 2019

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find out what happened to a man found dead on New Hey Road, Huddersfield on Saturday morning (31st August).

A PCSO found the man’s body shortly before 11:10am on the 31st August, after reports of a grey coloured Fiat Punto having been abandoned in the area.

The body was inside the vehicle and parked near the old Nont Sarah’s Hotel.

From initial enquiries it is thought the vehicle had been parked at the location for several days.

A post mortem revealed that the man died from neck injuries.

Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs from the Protective Services (Crime) team, said, “We are treating this man’s death as unexplained and I would appeal to anyone with information to contact police.

"We want to find out what happened to this man and why, and I would particularly like to hear from any motorists who may have driven the route past the layby the car was left in and / or may have dashcam footage – even if it appears insignificant it could greatly assist our enquiries.”

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