Bike clue to beach body murder

This bike is being linked to the body on the beach murder Photo: Hampshire Police

Detectives are appealing for information about a man who may have been seen cycling on this distinctive bike in the Southsea area between Thursday, June 28 and Tuesday, July 3.

Detectives believe this information could assist with the murder investigation after the discovery of the body of David Guy on Southsea beach.

Detective Chief Inspector Dick Pearson said: “It’s a very distinctive delivery bike and has a large box in front of the handlebars.

“I would urge anyone who has seen someone riding this bicycle between Thursday, June 28, and Tuesday, July 3 to get in touch."

The torso of Mr Guy, 30, and of no fixed abode was found by a group of foreign students on the beach in front of The Pyramids, Southsea shortly before 5.30pm on Tuesday, July 3.

It was wrapped in a single bright pink Wilkinson-branded Wilko Kids curtain within a black bin liner. His lower body was found on rocks at low tide near Castle Field shortly after 8am on Friday. Detectives are also interested in speaking to anyone who has recently got rid of one or a set of bright pink Wilko Kids curtains or knows someone who has.

A 46-year-old man from Southsea, who was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder, remains in police custody at this time. Magistrates have granted detectives a custody extension to allow them to question the man until the early hours of Monday.

The cordon at Richmond Road in Southsea will remain in place for some time and residents should expect to see officers conducting enquiries in the area.