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Murder Investigation Launched After Man's Body Found in Full Sutton

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1:49pm 8th February 2013

A murder investigation's been launched after the body of a man in his 50s was found at Whisker Cottage in the Full Sutton area.

Police were called by those worried for the safety of the man living at the address..

After initial investigations, police got into the house on Thursday afternoon and discovered the man's body.


The death was initially unexplained but police are now satisfied that the death of this man is in fact suspicious.


A murder investigation is now underway.


Detective Chief Inspector Alistair McFarlane said; "We are now treating the death as suspicious and undertaking enquiries to establish events which led to this man losing his life.We are also seeking to confirm his identity and locate any next of kin.


"Although very much in the early stages of the investigation, we have not managed to trace any family or friends who are able to identify the man, nor is there an apparent motive for his murder.


"We are keen to hear from anyone who might have information about the victim, who is believed to have been the occupier of Whisker Cottage.

"If you have information which can help us to trace his next of kin we appeal to you to come forward to speak to us.


"Part of our investigation is to gather information about visitors and vehicles attending the address. If you have any information which may help, please bring this to our attention.It may seem insignificant but it could be of real importance."


The cause of the man's death currently remains unconfirmed until such time as a post mortem can take place.


Whisker Cottage and some surrounding area is presently cordoned off to enable all necessary investigations to take place.


If anyone has information relating to this incident they should contact Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 492 of 07/02/13, the Incident Room on 01377 208989 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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