DETECTIVES have been given more time to question a man arrested in connection with the murder of a teenager.
The man, aged 39, has been held since Sunday after the body of 18-year-old Robert Broadbent was discovered in the corner of the Fitness First car park next to the Huddersfield Rugby Union Football Club bowling club’s green at Lockwood Park early on Sunday morning.
Detectives from the Homicide And Major Enquiry Team have been given extra time by magistrates to question the man.
That time is expected to run out later today and police will then have to release or charge the man.
Meanwhile, the first photograph of Robert has been released.
The teenager had a long-term girlfriend and lived in Lepton with mum Joanne and stepfather Dean Hanlon. He had a brother and sister.
The family are too distressed to talk about what has happened.
A message just posted on website Gone Too Soon stated: “Robert was tragically taken away under horrific circumstances. He was a good mate who would stand with you when needed.
“A loving friend who would do anything for anyone, hold no grudges and let bygones be bygones. A hard exterior that masked the softest heart anyone could hold. Loved by many and missed by all.’’
The message is signed by Krissy, Tricia and the kids.
A white tent that had been covering the spot where Robert was found had gone yesterday.
But that part of the car park remained sealed off and guarded by a lone police community support officer.
Several bunches of flowers now mark the spot where Robert was found.
Two green anglers’ tents left close to the water over the weekend had also gone.
The large pond – an old mill dam – is thought to have been owned by Park Valley Mills further on Meltham Road.
It is surrounded by thick overgrowth and dozens of trees.