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Police Investigate Antiques Link to Full Sutton Murder

Humberside Police

3:07pm 11th February 2013
(Updated 4:14pm 11th February 2013)

Police are continuing to investigate the murder of a man whose body was found at Whisker Cottage, Full Sutton village on Thursday 7 February 2013.

Although no formal identification has been possible, as yet, police are investigating the possibility that it is the occupier of the property, believed to be a 56 year old local man.

A post mortem examination has concluded that the man died as a result of a head injury

Detective Chief Inspector Alistair McFarlane, leading the investigation comments:

“We have specially trained police officers liaising with the family of the occupier and we would hope to obtain a formal identification within the next few days."

“Clearly, this is very distressing time for the family concerned and we are keeping them up to date with developments."

“The man believed to have lived in the cottage is known as a local antiques dealer, who frequents auction houses in the Yorkshire area."


“We consider that this may be significant in relation to a motive for his murder.

“The date of his death remains unclear at this time but we are particularly interested in determining any activity taking place at the property from the end of December 2012 to 7 February 2013, when the man’s body was discovered. That may include visitors to the cottage or unusual vehicles in and around the area."

“I would like to appeal to anyone, who has any information, which could lead to the identification of the killer(s) to come forward to speak to us by calling 101 quoting log number 492 of 7 February 2013, or directly to the Incident Room on 01377 208989. Alternatively calls can be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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