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Simon Holdsworth murder: Sheffield man released on bail

Simon Holdsworth Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Simon Holdsworth was found dead in Hackenthorpe on 17 December

A man arrested on suspicion of murdering a man found dead in a field has been released on bail.

The body of Simon Holdsworth, 36, was found off Birley Spa Lane in Hackenthorpe, Sheffield on 17 December.

He died from head injuries after what police said was "unlikely" to have been a random attack.

South Yorkshire Police said a 45-year-old man from Sheffield arrested on Tuesday had been bailed until the end of February.

Mr Holdsworth finished work at FBS Prestige in Intake at 22:55 on 16 December and was driven by a colleague to a bus stop in Mansfield Road, where he got on the number 120 bus a few minutes later.

He is thought to have got off the bus at his usual stop near the Hogs Head pub and Rainbow Forge Primary School about 10 minutes later.

His body was found by a member of the public the following morning.

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