Detectives investigating Stuart Everett murder close crime scene following ‘significant recoveries’

A new scene has now been opened up in a nearby Salford location.

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Detectives investigating the death of Stuart Everett have now closed the current crime scene and moved to a new location.

Following what has been referred to as some “significant recoveries” in the murder investigation of 67-year-old Stuart Everett, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed yesterday (29 May) that it has now closed down the crime scene at Boggart Hole Clough, and opened a new one in another nearby public space in Salford.

The new crime scene been opened up at Parr Fold Park in Worsley, GMP confirmed.

Police say they have been using CCTV trawls and speaking to members of the public to build a “fuller timeline of events”, and this is what has led to the new scene being opened.

The closing and opening of this new scene comes after GMP launched an extensive murder inquiry and a huge search effort to correctly identify the man whose torso was found in Kersal Dale on 4 April 2024, and notify his family of his death.


Stuart’s family later paid a touching tribute to his “endearing character”, and thanked the public for their messages of support.

Updating the public on the ongoing police investigation, Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes, of GMP’s Serious Crime Division, and the Senior Investigating Officer of the case, said in his latest statement: “We have worked our way through a number of scenes, and this continues to be a big piece of work for us and the scale of this is unprecedented as we push forward with our investigation.


“Although we have closed our scene at Boggart Hole Clough, we will be opening another scene at Parr Fold Park in Worsley.”

DS Hughes says he understands Parr Fold Park is a “well-used” public space and that this may cause some disruption to those who live the nearby area, but police still “need to do this”.

Stuart Everett / Credit: GMP

He continued: “We are working as efficiently as we can, but we need to search as thoroughly as possible for Stuart’s family, so they can have the answers they need to process his death.


“We would like to thank the public for their patience and also their gratitude, as we have had a number of members of the public thanking officers for their work whilst we completed our searches at Boggart Hole Clough.

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“We know that this is a public space that we had to close for a number of days but ultimately our searches are providing us with more evidence that we need to progress our investigation.”

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