Five men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and burglary after the body of a was found in Stapleton.
The body of 49-year-old Simon Bowring was found in a house in Welsford Avenue on Sunday.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Bevan, says the police have been following a number of leads and believe they have been making significant progress.
Police say the post mortem results on the body of a man found dead in Bristol were 'inconclusive.' The man was discovered in his home in Stapleton on Sunday after worried relatives called the police. He has not been formally identified yet.
Police are investigating after the body of a man was found in Bristol on Sunday afternoon. His death is being treated as suspicious and a postmortem exam is being carried out.
The 49 year old was discovered on Welsford Avenue in Stapleton after what appears to have been a burglary at the property.
Underwater police search teams are carrying out an investigation in Clevedon after the discovery of a body in a ditch.
Emergency services were called to Strode Road in Clevedon after being alerted by a member of the public.
Avon & Somerset Police have launched an investigation and the body is due to be recovered this afternoon. The death is being treated as unexplained.
The family of a 53 year old woman who died in a fire in Chippenham have paid tribute to her.
Karen Archard, who was 53 and from the town, was found by firefighters in Sainsbury's car park on 7th August. Police are not treating her death as suspicious.
Her family have issued this statement:
“Karen was a loving, caring and thoughtful Mum and Nan, who will be greatly missed. She had suffered most of her life, battling against mental illness, which can be severely misunderstood. She was a happy and joyful Mum and Nan who will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
We would like to thank all the people who came forward and helped the police with their enquiries and the police for handling this matter discreetly and delicately.
We would like to be left to grieve in peace and we hope that people will respect these wishes.”
A 53 year-old woman who was found dead in a supermarket car park has been named.
Karen Archard's body was discovered by police investigating a fire in Sainsburys car park in Chippenham on Tuesdaty morning. Her next of kin have been informed.
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
Police say they still want to hear from people who may have been close to the scene in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
In particular they would like to speak to a man who who passed through the car park with a pedal cycle at 01:54 am. They say he may have information that might assist police in putting together Karen's last movements.
A body of a forty-year-old woman was found in a Sainsbury’s car park, in Chippenham on Tuesday. Police say they are no longer treating the death as suspicious.
The circumstances of the sudden death will continue to be investigated on behalf of H M Coroner for Wiltshire.
The Police are still appealing for anyone who was in the Sainsbury’s Car Park between 1.30am and 3am that morning. Earlier, they released two CCTV images of people they would like to speak to.
Police have identified the burnt body of a forty-year-old woman found in a car park in Chippenham. They are currently trying to trace the woman's next of kin.
CCTV images have been released and the Police want to speak to a man on a bike and the driver of a car present at the car park yesterday.
Police have confirmed that the body found in a Sainsbury’s car park, in Chippenham yesterday, is of a woman in her 40’s.
At approximately 3am, a dog handler on a routine patrol discovered a fire in part of the Sainsbury’s car park in Bath Road. Once the fire was put out, a body was discovered.
A post-mortem examination took place yesterday at Flax Bourton Mortuary and revealed that the body was of a woman in her 40’s.
The cordons have been removed and the store is now open.