Four men have been arrested in connection with the death of young dad Craig Wilcox who was found at a beauty spot near the West Yorkshire border.

The body of the 28-year-old was discovered in Dovestone Reservoir, Saddleworth, earlier this year and a murder probe was launched.

Two men, aged 29 and 53, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and production of cannabis.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and producing of cannabis and a 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis.

They have all been bailed pending further enquiries.

Craig had gone missing six weeks earlier and was last seen on January 6 this year at the home of relatives, in Failsworth, Greater Manchester.

He left the house at 7pm and did not say where he was going.

His parents reported him missing a few days later when he failed to return home.

Craig Wilcox, whose body was discovered by an underwater search team at Dovestones Reservoir in Saddleworth, Oldham
 

A missing from home investigation was launched by detectives in Oldham which found that Craig had confided in a friend to say he ‘feared for his safety’.

Police were called to the reservoir on February 24 after reports a body had been seen.

Officers attended, with an underwater search team, and later found his body.

A post mortem was carried out, but the result was inconclusive.

Det Chief Insp Terry Crompton, from Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team, said they are still appealing for more information.

He said: “Although we have made four arrests in connection with Craig’s death we are still appealing for the public’s help to tell us what happened to him before he died.”