Leeds & West Yorkshire

David Mitchell charged with murder of Robert Hind

Robert Edward Hind
Robert Edward Hind, 46, was last seen in Huddersfield on 11 December

A man from Huddersfield has been charged with the murder of a convicted sex offender who disappeared last week.

Robert Hind, 46, regarded by police as a "risk to children", was last seen on CCTV at Huddersfield Bus Station on 11 December.

On Monday, police found a body in the River Colne in Milnsbridge.

David Mitchell, 46, of Manchester Road, Cowersley, was remanded in custody by magistrates in Huddersfield to appear at Leeds Crown Court on 19 December.

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

Supt Scott Wood, of West Yorkshire Police, said: "We can now confirm that the suspected human remains recently recovered from the Colne Vale area of Huddersfield are that of missing man Robert Edward Hind."

He added a post-mortem examination revealed Hind had died as a result of strangulation and head injuries.

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