Detectives launch murder investigation after body found between Carlton and Turvey

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After the discovery of a body, detectives launched a murder investigation

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead in north Bedfordshire last Thursday (1 July).

The body was found close to a farm track in fields off Turvey Road, between the villages of Carlton and Turvey.

Read: Police descend on Turvey after body discovered in field

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are treating his death as murder.

His next of kin have been informed, however formal identification has yet to take place.

Officers remain in the area whilst further enquiries are carried out.

Detective Chief Inspector Rob Hall, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“I understand the local community may be concerned, but I’d like to reassure you that we are working hard to establish the full circumstances leading up to this death.

“We know that people may go walking in these fields and we would urge anyone who has been in this area over the past week or so to come forward.”

Police are asking people who may have been driving along Carlton Road into Turvey Road, or used a layby or garage in the surrounding area, on Wednesday or Thursday (30 June or 1 July) to share their dash cam footage as it could contain something helpful for their investigation.

“I would also ask anyone with information, no matter how small, to get in touch,” said DCI Hall.

If you have any information, call 101, quoting Operation Helianthus.

You can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting Crimestoppers-uk.org

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