Murder appeal as man found dead on a moor in Yorkshire hours after street attack 18 miles away in Manchester

A MAN has been found dead in Yorkshire just hours after he was linked to a street attack 18 miles away in Manchester.

The body was discovered in moorland yesterday morning at around 6.40am in Rishworth, Calderdale.

A post mortem revealed he suffered serious head injuries after being struck with a weapon.

Greater Manchester Police haven't identified the man yet, but he was believed to be in his 20s from the Moss Side area of Manchester.

The victim was linked to an incident in Crumpsall at around 3.40am on May 13.

No arrests have been made yet but police are urging people with information to come forward.

Superintendent Rebecca Boyce, of GMP's City of Manchester division, said: "This is a very serious incident which has resulted in a man losing his life in what appears to be horrendous circumstances.

"Our thoughts are with his family and our specialist officers will be supporting them through this incredibly difficult time.

"We are particularly interested in anyone who may have heard the disturbance on Delaunays Road, or who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the early hours of Thursday morning, as this could be crucial.

"I understand that this incident will cause concern within the local community, and I would like to reassure residents that we have a number of lines of enquiry which we are thoroughly investigating.

"We will also have an increased police presence in the area whilst we continue with our investigation.

"If anyone has any information at all that could help police to establish the full circumstances surrounding this death, please do not hesitate to get in contact. Even the smallest piece of information could play a vital part in our investigation."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4815, quoting incident number 3364 of 13/05/2021.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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