Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Simon Holdsworth murder: Victim 'missing gold chain'

Simon Holdsworth
Image caption Police said Mr Holdsworth "was known to wear a gold chain"

Detectives investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered in a field have said a gold chain he was "known to wear" was not found with him.

Simon Holdsworth's body was found in Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, in December. A post-mortem examination found he died from severe head injuries.

South Yorkshire Police said the chain and a Nokia 201 phone were missing.

Det Supt Phil Etheridge said officers were "keeping an open mind" about the missing items.

He said Mr Holdsworth "was known to wear a gold chain and use a black Nokia 201 phone and would have had these items on him the night he died".

"We are keeping an open mind as to how the phone and chain came to be missing and would appeal to anyone who believes they have seen either item, or knows where they are, to call police immediately."

Mr Holdsworth's body was discovered on 17 December in a field off Birley Spa Lane, near Rainbow Forge Primary and the Hogs Head pub.

He had left work in Intake at about 22:55 GMT the previous day and boarded a number 120 First Bus from a stop close to the Noah's Ark pub in Mansfield Road.

A reward of up to £5,000 has been offered for information about Mr Holdsworth's death that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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