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Men arrested after Dorset death

Detectives investigating a suspicious death in Christchurch are renewing their appeal for witnesses to come forward – with a photograph of the victim being released by his family.

How did Rico die?

Rico Dardis Credit: Dorset Police

Detectives investigating a suspicious death in Christchurch are renewing their appeal for witnesses to come forward – with a photograph of the victim being released by his family.

The body of 30-year-old Rico Dardis was discovered near groynes at Seaway Avenue at around 9.10pm on Monday May 27. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A short time later, two Bournemouth men aged 49 and 51, were arrested by officers on suspicion of murder.

Detective Inspector Marcus Hester, of The Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “Dorset Police were first alerted to the incident by two members of the public who raised the alarm after witnessing two men acting suspiciously on board a boat."

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