Body found at recycling plant identified as Swindon man

The body of a man found at a recycling plant in Bristol has been formally identified 34-year-old Matthew Symonds of Swindon, police said.

Mr Symonds' death is being treated as unexplained.

Worker discovered the human remains at a depot in Avonmouth, Bristol, yesterday morning.

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Body found at a recycling plant 'travelled 45 miles'

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.

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