THE hunt for missing student Tobiasz Minski has taken a dramatic new twist.
Police confirmed today that two men aged 24 and 26 were detained in Huddersfield last night.
Both were held in custody and were being questioned by detectives today.
Searches for the popular 23-year-old from Poland are being carried out in Slaithwaite, Crosland Moor and Lepton, but police would not confirm if these were homes or in the outdoors.
Tobiasz vanished in the early hours of Friday, November 9, after a night out in Huddersfield town centre.
He withdrew £120 from cash machines during that evening and got into a white taxi with two men.
The taxi was last seen heading out of Huddersfield on Westgate – but Tobiasz had got into the taxi up to 20 minutes before it left the town centre.
It is now believed the three got into the cab near the Kingsgate shopping centre just before 5am.
Yet at 5.15am the taxi was seen on CCTV stopping outside the HSBC bank, on the corner of New Street and Cloth Hall Street, where Tobiasz withdrew £40.
A police spokeswoman said : “Two men have been arrested in connection with the inquiry and are currently being questioned by detectives.”
Tobiasz’s mother, 55-year-old Hanna Minska, from Poznan, has put up a £5,000 reward for information leading to his safe return.
Both she and Tobiasz’s girlfriend, Malgorzata Brychcy – known as Rita – have made repeated appeals for help.
Tobiasz has been living with 20-year-old Rita in Longroyd Bridge since summer last year.
Contact Huddersfield police on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.