Three people have been arrested following the grisly discovery of the bodies of two men who were rolled up in a duvet and dumped in the back garden of a house in Hull. Humberside Police began a murder investigation into the deaths of Daniel Hatfield, 52, and 49-year-old Matthew Higgins, whose bodies were found on Friday by a neighbour. Both men are said to have died after sustaining multiple injuries.
Two women aged 27 and 36, and a 38-year-old man, are currently being held in police custody in connection with the deaths.
Det Supt Matt Hutchinson said Humberside police wanted to know more about what the two men had been doing during the week before their deaths.
"We also want to speak to people who know anything about the murder or have information about people attending or leaving May Street in the week prior to the men being discovered," he said.
"It is important to reiterate that these murders are being treated as an isolated incident, however high visibility patrols will continue in the area to provide additional reassure to the local community."
Duvet with legs
Neighbour Dina Kacare told Mail Online that she first alerted police when she saw "two legs sticking out from under a duvet" on Friday evening.
She said: "I was cleaning my garden with my friend when I noticed that I could see into my neighbour's garden next door. A few bricks had fallen off the wall so we started comparing how clean the garden was compared to mine. We saw a duvet and then two legs sticking out of it."
"The two victims in this case died of sustained serious injuries and police are carrying out a large number of enquiries to establish when they were killed and identify the people responsible," Dep Supt Hutchinson told news media.
"We are supporting the victims' families and keeping them informed about developments in the case and what we are doing to identify those responsible."