Leeds & West Yorkshire

Robert Hind disappearance: 'Human remains' found in river

CCTV image of two men
Robert Hind (right) was seen at Huddersfield Bus Station with another man on 11 December

Police hunting for a convicted sex offender who disappeared last week have found suspected human remains in the River Colne near Huddersfield.

Robert Hind, 46, regarded by police as a "risk to children", was seen with another man on CCTV at Huddersfield Bus Station at 09:20 GMT on 11 December.

Hind was reported missing that evening, having been recalled to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.

A 46-year-old man remains in custody on suspicion of murder, said police.

The remains were found in the river Colne adjacent to Colne Vale Road in Milnsbridge, just outside Huddersfield.

Supt Scott Wood, from West Yorkshire Police, said an underwater search team, dog teams and search officers were investigating the scene.

"The remains recovered from the river and its banks will now be forensically examined and inquiries are currently ongoing to identify them," he said.

An address on Manchester Road, Huddersfield, was also being searched as part of the investigation, he added.

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