Body on beach: Man due in court

The identity of a man whose headless torso was discovered on Southsea beach has been named. A 46-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

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Body on beach: man remanded in custody

A 46-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man whose torso was found wrapped in a bin liner on a popular tourist beach in Portsmouth. David Hilder, of Richmond Road, Southsea, was charged by Hampshire Police on Monday in connection with the death of 30-year-old David Guy.

The body of Mr Guy, who was of no fixed address but who lived in Southsea, Portsmouth, was found without its head, arms or legs on a beach in the city by a group of foreign students on July 3. Hilder spoke only to confirm his name, age and address during the hearing at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court

District Judge Anne Arnold remanded Hilder, who was wearing dark trousers, awhite polo shirt and a blue jumper, into custody and adjourned the case for a hearing at Winchester Crown Court on Thursday.

Torso: Man due in court on murder charge

A man will appear in court today after a torso was found on Southsea beach.

David Peter George Hilder, aged 46, of Richmond Road, Southsea, faces one charge of murder

It follows the discovery of the torso of 30 year-old David Guy. Mr Hilder will appear at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court.

Police are continuing to examine an address in Richmond Road, Southsea for potential forensic evidence.

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Body on beach: man charged

A man has been charged with the murder of David Guy in Portsmouth.

David Peter George HILDER, aged 46, of Richmond Road, Southsea, faces one count of murder after discussions between police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

Mr Hilder will remain in custody overnight and appear at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

Mr Guy’s next-of-kin were informed of the charge by a police family liaison officer.

Police are continuing to examine an address in Richmond Road, Southsea for potential forensic evidence.

More time to interview murder suspect

Police say they are continuing to question a 46-year-old man from Southsea on suspicion of murdering David Guy - who's torso was found wrapped in a curtain on the beach, last Tuesday.

Magistrates granted Hampshire Police a further extension to question the suspect until 7.41pm this evening.

Officers are asking anyone with information that could assist their investigation to contact them, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Curtain clue in torso on the beach murder

A curtain identical to the one in which David Matthew Guy’s body was wrapped in Credit: Hampshire Police

Detectives have released images of a curtain which was used to wrap a man's headless torso before it was dumped on Southsea beach. Investigators are appealing to anyone who may have recently thrown out or sold a pink Wilkinson-own brand 'Wilko kids' curtain.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Dick Pearson said: "I'm particularly keen to hear from anyone who has thrown out a pair of these curtains recently or maybe knows of someone who has. Equally someone you know may have taken theirs down suddenly. If so we want to hear from you."

Police are appealing for any information about the victim, David Matthew Guy, 30, who lived in Southsea but at no fixed address. Foreign students discovered his torso wrapped inside the curtain within a black bin liner on the beach on Tuesday. The lower half of his body was found nearby yesterday.

A close up of the curtain tag Credit: Hampshire Police

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Torso on the beach victim named

by Sion Donovan
Richmond Road will remain closed for some time Credit: ITV Meridian

Detectives investigating the discovery of a man's torso on a Hampshire beach have named the victim. Thirty-year-old David Matthew Guy had been living in the Southsea area but didn't have a fixed address. A group of students discovered his torso in a black bin liner on Southsea beach on Tuesday.

The lower half of Mr Guy's body was found on shoreline rocks yesterday. Detective Chief Inspector Dick Pearson said: “Did you know Mr Guy or any of his friends or associates? If so we would like to hear from you. Even the smallest piece of information could be a crucial part of this investigation.”

A 46-year-old man from Southsea, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, remains in police custody. Magistrates have granted detectives a further 32 hours to question him. Richmond Road in Southsea remains sealed off and a cordon is likely to remain in place for some time.

Police find bottom half of body

Police search the rocks in front of Castle Field, Southsea Credit: ITV Meridian

Police search teams have found the lower half of a body on the rocks in front of Castle Field, Southsea. A torso was found wrapped in a black bin liner on Southsea beach yesterday in front of the Pyramids Centre

Police are continuing to question a 46-year-old man from Southsea who has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The victim has now been identified and officers are working to locate next of kin.

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