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Investigations continue into the death of Matthew Symonds from Swindon. The 34 year old's body was found at a waste recycling facility in Avonmouth on Friday. Today police have released this picture of Matthew.
Detectives believe the body found at a recycling plant in Bristol, identified as that of Matthew Symonds, may have been transported 45 miles in a recycling bin from his home town of Swindon.
Wiltshire Police's senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Bevan, said the investigation was still at an early stage. "Police enquiries so far suggest the body was transported with commercial recycling waste collected in Swindon and therefore the focus of the investigation will be in that area going forward," he said.
Body of a man found at a recycling plant in Bristol has been formally identified as that of Matthew Symonds, aged 34, of no fixed address in Swindon, police said.
Workers discovered his remains at the plant in Avonmouth in Bristol yesterday morning.
Mr Symonds' death is being treated as unexplained, police said. A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out later today.
A man, whose dismembered body was found at a recycling plant in Bristol, is believed to be in his 30s.
Workers found human remains at the plant in Avonmouth, Bristol yesterday.
Police believe the man's remains were transported with recycling waste collected in Swindon.
A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out today.
The dismembered remains of man found at a recycling plant may have been transported with rubbish from Swindon, police said.
ITV News Wales and West Correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports:
Human body parts have been found at a recycling plant in Bristol.
Workers discovered the remains of the male victim at the plant in Avonmouth, Bristol yesterday morning.
The area remains cordoned off while officers carry out investigations at the scene.
Police said it was too early to say how long the body parts had been dismembered.
"Employees at the site were concerned at what they thought were remains at one of the units," a Somerset police spokesperson said.
"We cordoned the site off and are continuing our inquiries. I can confirm that it is believed to be a body of a man."