THREE men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man whose body was found more than two years ago.

Stephen Pollard, 58, was reported missing on February 27, 2015. His body was then found in the Beal area of North Yorkshire, near Selby, on May 22 that year.

Police said at the time the death was not treated as suspicious, but new information has now come to light.

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A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Officers are re-examining the case and the family of Mr Pollard have been informed."

Two men from the York area, aged 24 and 52, and a man from the Wakefield area, aged 52, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody, the spokesman added.

Detective superintendent Nick Wallen, from the Protective Services (Crime) team at West Yorkshire Police, said: “Inquiries into the incident remain ongoing and I would urge anyone who has information about how Mr Pollard died to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to phone police on 101.