TWO women and a man have been arrested in connection to the death of a man who was found dead in a wooded area.

Gary Dean, 48, was found with significant injuries in a wooded area behind Moorend Lane, Silkstone Common, close to the Trans Pennine Trail, at around 5.40pm on Thursday September 6.

This morning, two people, a 40-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman, were re-arrested in connection with Mr Dean’s death. Both have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A 49-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. All three are in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker, who is overseeing the investigation, said: “Our inquiry has been ongoing since September 6, with dedicated staff investigating this awful offence of murder. I’m still appealing to anyone who may have any information to contact the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 628 of September 6 2018.