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Craig Nelson death: Teenagers remanded over moorland murder

Craig Nelson known as Craig Preston Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Craig Nelson, 34, was known to many as Craig Preston, police said

Three 15-year-old boys have been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of a man whose body was found on moorland.

The boys appeared at Rotherham Youth Court on Thursday accused of murdering 34-year-old Craig Nelson, South Yorkshire Police said.

The body of Mr Nelson, also known as Craig Peston, was found off the A628 at the Woodhead Tunnels on August 22.

A post-mortem examination found that he died as a result of head injuries.

The three boys, who cannot be named, will appear before Sheffield Crown Court at a later date.

Mohammed Shiraz Bashir, 41, and Leonie Marie Mason, 23, both of Holme Park Court, Huddersfield, were charged in August and have been remanded in custody pending further court appearances.

Image copyright Gareth James
Image caption Mr Nelson's body was found on 22 August on the moors of the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels

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