Tetney Lock body parts man Adam Vincent named

Adam Vincent
Image caption Five men have been arrested over Mr Vincent's death

A murder victim whose body parts were found in a canal has been identified by detectives as a drug user from Grimsby.

A human leg was discovered by a passer-by at Tetney Lock last Thursday and further remains were found by police on Friday and Sunday.

After post-mortem tests, police named the victim as Adam Vincent, 33, formerly of Alexandra Road, Grimsby.

Five men, aged 19, 21, 31, 34 and 43, have been arrested in the Grimsby area, Humberside Police said.

Officers were also searching properties in Grimsby and Scunthorpe, a force spokesman added.

They were working closely with colleagues from Lincolnshire Police to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the death and searches of the Tetney Lock area were continuing.

Last sighting

Senior investigating officer Mark Oliver said: "We are in the very early stages of a murder inquiry and I would appeal to anyone who may have information to contact police as a matter of urgency.

"Mr Vincent was a local drug user. At this time the circumstances of his death are unknown. One line of inquiry is that this may be connected to his drug use.

"I am not aware of any threats towards Mr Vincent and have no information as to the motive."

He said the last reported sighting of the victim was on Friday 11 February in the Scartho area of Grimsby.

Anyone who has seen him since then or who saw a suspicious vehicle in the Tetney area any time from the early hours of last Thursday is urged to contact police.

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