Three teenagers charged with murder after body found on moorland

Three 15-year-old boys have been charged with the murder of a man whose body was found on moorland in northern England.

They appeared at Rotherham youth court accused of murdering 34-year-old Craig Nelson, South Yorkshire police said.

Nelson’s body was found on moorland off the A628 at the Woodhead tunnels in Derbyshire on 22 August. A postmortem found he died as a result of head injuries.

The three boys will appear before Sheffield crown court at a later date.

They are the latest people to be charged with the murder of Nelson, who was from Rotherham and was also known as Craig Preston.

Mohammed Shiraz Bashir, 41, and Leonie Marie Mason, 23, both from Huddersfield, were charged in August and have been remanded in custody pending further court appearances.

A 15-year-old boy and girl arrested in connection with the investigation have been released from bail.