A HUDDERSFIELD man has been charged with a double murder.

Thomas Haigh, 25, will appear in Bodmin Magistrates’ Court, Cornwall, in connection with the murder of two men.

Armed police officers sealed off Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, to arrest Haigh on Monday.

He was taken to Cornwall for questioning.

The arrest follows the discovery of two bodies at a Cornwall farm earlier this week.

The victims, thought to be Merseyside boxer Brett Flournoy and David Griffiths were found in a buried car near St Austell.

The investigation, which was launched in Cornwall, has involved more than 60 police officers and is thought to have a gangland and illegal drugs link.

Mr Griffiths, from Plymouth, and Mr Flournoy, from the Wirral, Merseyside, who were both in their early 30s, were last seen on Thursday, June 16 at around 7.30pm.

A police spokesman said: “The families of both men have been updated on the progress of the investigation and our thoughts are with them at this terrible time.

“The police would also like to thank the public for the assistance they have provided so far.”

Cornwall police declined to give any details about where Haigh had been living in Huddersfield.