Three held over Stephen Round murder in Telford

Stephen Round,
Image caption Stephen Round's body was found by a worker

Police investigating the discovery of a man's body at a landfill site in Shropshire have arrested three people.

Detectives have confirmed they have started a murder inquiry three days after Stephen Round, 43, was found at Granville Recycling Centre in Telford.

Mr Round, who lived in Telford, died from head and neck injuries, a post-mortem examination revealed.

Two women and a man were arrested in the local area on Saturday in connection with the death, police said.

A major incident unit has been set up at Malinsgate Police Station in Telford and more than 50 police officers and police staff are currently working on the case, a spokesman said.

Mr Round was found by a worker at the recycling centre in Grange Lane, Red Hill, just before 1130 BST on Friday.

As part of the murder investigation a number of wheelie bins have been seized by police in the St Georges area of Telford for forensic examination.

The father-of three lived alone in St Georges but until recent years he had been living at Brookside in Telford, police said.

Det Ch Insp Paul Williamson, leading the investigation said: "Our inquiries are still at a very early stage and we are keen to hear from anyone we have not yet spoken to who had contact with Mr Round or has seen him in recent weeks.

"I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding during the intense police activity in St Georges and the surrounding area over the past few days.

"I would like to reassure people that three people have been arrested at an early stage in this inquiry and that the incident does appear to be self contained.

"At this stage we are not seeking anyone else in connection with the death."

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