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Police officially name man found at waste depot

Investigations into the circumstances which led to a body being found at a waste facility in Avonmouth on Thursday September 27 continue.The body was discovered at around 10.20am at a site in Kings Weston Lane.

Formal identification has taken place and we can confirm the body of the man found is 22 year old Garrett Elsey.

Read the full statement on the Avon and Somerset police website

Man found dead in bin is named

Garrett Elsley has been named by the Canadian press Credit: South West News

A man found dead in a bin at a recycling plant in Bristol has been named. The Canadian Press say he was 22 year old Garrett Elsey. The Canadian student had been in Bristol for less than a day. He had come to the city to study for a masters degree.

Police say they are keeping an 'open mind' as to how he died and are continuing investigations. A post-mortem is due to take place early next week.


Ten arrested over hazardous waste

UK's 'biggest ever' hazardous waste raid Credit: ITV West

Ten people have been arrested as part of an investigation into the dumping of hazardous waste including heavy metals and asbestos by an Avonmouth company.

Sixty Environment Agency investigators along with Avon and Somerset Police carried out dawn raids on several sites.

The Environment Agency said it was the UK's biggest ever hazardous waste raid and they are looking into whether there is any risk to public health.

The ten have been released on bail until January. The investigation is expected to take several months to complete.

Post mortem carried out on waste plant body

A post-mortem examination has been carried out on the body of man, found at a recycling plant on the edge of Bristol.

Police were called to Kings Weston Lane in Avonmouth yesterday after a dumper truck unloaded its collection and the body of a man, believed to be in his 20s, was found.

Officers have been investigating nine different locations across the city - the route the lorry took.

Richard Payne has the latest:

Post mortem taking place on waste plant body

Police at the New Earth Solutions site in Avonmouth where the body was found Credit: ITV West

Police are continuing to investigate the death of a man whose body was found at a waste plant in Avonmouth yesterday [Thursday].

Formal identification is still to take place but officers believe they know who he is. His family has been informed.

They say they are "keeping an open mind" about what happened. A post mortem examination is taking place today to establish how he died.

Body found thought to be man in twenties

Avon and Somerset Police say they believe a body found at a wate recycling plant in Avonmouth is that of a man in his twenties.

Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the death and officers say they are keeping an 'open mind'.

Nine locations have been cordoned off around Bristol. All nine had bins collected from them this morning.


Work suspended after body discovery

All operations at a waste plant in Avonmouth have been suspended, after a body was discovered there.

Police were called to the New Earth Solutions recycling plant on Kings Weston Lane earlier today after a dumper truck unloaded its collection and the body was found.

Managers at the plant are awaiting direction from police as to when they can re-open the site.

A cordon currently in place off an area of Belgrave Road in Clifton. It's one of nine locations across the city that officers are investigating.

Body found at waste plant

The body of a man has been found at a waste treatment plant in Avonmouth.

Police were called to New Earth Solutions in Kings Weston Lane after the discovery at around 10.20am. Officers are still at the scene.

A further area has been cordoned off on Belgrave Road in the Clifton area of Bristol. Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed the enquiries are in relation to the discovery.

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