A GRUESOME search for the remains of a murdered man moved to Brighouse this week with police divers searching the canal for body parts.
They were looking for the remains of Adam Vincent, 33, of Grimsby who was last sighted in early February. Parts of Mr Vincent’s dismembered body were found in Lincolnshire in early March but two limbs and a head are still missing.
The murder investigation moved to West Yorkshire after reports of a possible sighting of the van believed to be have been involved in the disposal of Mr Vincent’s body at Colne Bridge, near Bradley, between March 1 and 7.
West Yorkshire Police underwater search officers were at work in the Calder and Hebble Navigation near Anchor Bridge on Monday and Tuesday. They are expected to extend the search to the River Calder in Brighouse over the next few days.
A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “Officers are carrying out a number of searches in the Brighouse and Colne Bridge areas. The searches form part of an ongoing murder investigation and we are being supported by officers from West Yorkshire Police.”
Six men have been charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice by carrying out a series of acts, namely dismembering and concealing Mr Vincent’s body, disposing of evidence in relation to the death and dismemberment, and arranging to do so.
The inquiry was sparked by the discovery of a human leg in Tetney Lock in Lincolnshire on March 3, followed three days later by the discovery of a torso and arm. After a post-mortem, police named the victim as Mr Vincent, formerly of Alexandra Road, Grimsby.
Humberside Police later seized a white Ready Rent a Van Ford Transit which is believed to have been used in the disposal of Mr Vincent’s body.
Police are appealing for witnesses in connection with the murder investigation.
Anyone with any information, including sightings of the van which had yellow and black lettering on either side, should contact Cleethorpes major incident room on 0845 60 60 222.