Court hearing expected over missing John Hay
A MAN was expected in court today in connection with the bizarre disappearance of a Huddersfield builder.
And despite police finding no trace of 61-year-old John Hay, they are treating his death as suspicious.
The man, expected to appear before magistrates, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murder.
He has been in police custody since then but the time limit for him to be detained expired last night.
Police have not named the man but confirmed he is 63 and from Netherthong, Holmfirth.
The huge hunt for Mr Hay began on March 15 when he failed to return to his home in Fenay Bridge.
Mr Hay, who served as a police officer in Huddersfield for many years before entering the building trade, failed to return home.
Police were alerted and his white van was found abandoned later that day in Humberside.