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Further arrests in Hull garden bodies murder inquiry

Daniel Hatfield (left) and Matthew Higgins Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption The bodies of Daniel Hatfield (left) and Matthew Higgins were discovered in the garden of a Hull house on 22 April

Three people have been arrested in connection with the deaths of two men whose bodies were found in the garden of a house in Hull.

Daniel Hatfield, 52, and Matthew Higgins, 49, were found dead in a garden in May Street on 22 April.

Phillip Simmons, of May Street, is in custody charged with two counts of murder and one count of burglary.

A man, 42, and two women, aged 32 and 33, have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

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Mr Simmons, 38, is due to appear at Hull Crown Court on Friday.

A 36-year-old woman remains on police bail until a date next month and a 27-year-old woman was released unconditionally.

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