Police begin fresh search in woodlands murder probe

Detectives investigating the death of a man whose dismembered torso was found in woodlands in Greater Manchester have switched their search to a new site.

Stuart Everett's remains were found on wetlands at Kersal Dale in Salford on 4 April, prompting a murder inquiry.

Further remains were found at various locations and two men have been charged with the 67-year-old's murder.

Greater Manchester Police said they had now opened up a fresh site at Parr Fold Park in Worsley, Salford.

Det Supt Lewis Hughes said a previous search at Boggart Hole Clough had been wound down following "significant recoveries" and the park has since reopened.

"Today, although we have closed our scene at Boggart Hole Clough, we will be opening another scene at Parr Fold Park in Worsley," he said.

"This is also a well-used public space in Salford and we understand the disruption this may cause to those who live in the nearby area but we need to do this.

"We are working as efficiently as we can, but we need to search as thoroughly as possible for Stuart’s family so they can have the answers they need to process his death."

In a tribute, Mr Everett's family described him as a "unique and endearing character" who "didn't deserve to die".

Michal Jaroslaw Polchowski, 68, and Marcin Majerkiewicz, 42, were remanded in custody by magistrates last month and are due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 21 June.

A provisional date for a trial has been set for March 2025.

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