The man's body was found near Woodhead Tunnels. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The man's body was found near Woodhead Tunnels. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found on a Peak District moor.

Derbyshire Constabulary said the 34-year-old from Rotherham was found near the Woodhead Tunnels on the northern slopes of Bleaklow on Monday.

Police said the man’s body was found at the site, off the A628 Woodhead Pass road, at 11am.

A spokesperson said: “A post mortem examination of the body was carried out by a Home Office pathologist. Officers are now treating his death as suspicious and have launched a murder enquiry.

“Detective Chief Inspector Mick Cooper, who is leading the investigation, said: “I’d like to hear from anyone who saw a vehicle, or anyone acting suspiciously, on the slip road off the A628 or the car park near Woodhead Tunnels at any time between 7am on Saturday 20 August and 11am on Monday 22 August.”

Police said search teams are continuing to examine the scene and other enquiries are continuing both locally and in neighbouring forces.

Anyone with information is asked to ring the police on 101, quoting reference 16000246777 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The site lies on the Transpennine Trail and the Longdendale Trail, next to the disused rail tunnels that are now used to carry electricity transmission cables.

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