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The family of DJ Derek say they have overwhelmed by the support of the people of Bristol ahead of a memorial to remember him.Read the full story ›
DNA tests have confirmed that human remains found in woodland near Cribbs Causeway are of missing Derek Morris, fondly known as DJ Derek.
The 73 year-old's family have been informed, and police say they're not treating his death as suspicious.
Health and social care services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire have reached the highest level of demand known as a ‘system wide black alert’.
The Clinical Commissioning Group's of the three areas are asking members of the public to think first before calling a 999 ambulance and to attend hospital A&E with only minor ailments or illness.
The black escalation status on the local health system follows "high levels of attendances at local A&E departments over the weekend."
Members of the public with only minor ailments and illness can help themselves by the choosing:
- SELF CARE AND PHARMACY - Treating themselves with over the counter remedies from their local pharmacist.
- NHS 111 - Calls to the NHS 111 telephone helpline are free and the service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
- MINOR INJURY UNITS - Minor injuries units are available in Bristol, Clevedon and Yate offering fast, local treatment of minor injuries such as strains, sprains and broken bones.
The family and friend of DJ Derek have told ITV News he deserves a celebration from the city he entertained for years.Read the full story ›
The family of Bristol's DJ Derek have spoken for the first time since his body was discovered in woodland in the city.Read the full story ›
A post-mortem examination into the body found in scrubland near Cribbs Causeway shopping centre has proved inconclusive.
Officers believe the human remains belong to Derek Morris because his personal belongings were found at the scene, although formal DNA identification is still taking place.
Police say there’s nothing to suggest the 73 year-old's death is suspicious.
Police say they have evidence to suggest that human remains found in woodland in Patchway are those of missing Bristol man Derek Morris.Read the full story ›
Police say they have evidence that human remains found by a member of the public near Bristol are those of missing DJ, Derek Morris.
Since the discovery, tributes have been pouring in from fans including Bristol's Lord Mayor and the co-founder of Bestival, DJ Rob da Bank.
Very sad to hear the news re: Bristol legend DJ Derek. My thoughts go out to his family & friends at this very difficult time
Maybe inevitable but truly sad news about DJ Derek if true... He was a dj legend, incredible music buff and will be v missed @bestival :(
And there should definitely be a national day of mourning in his beloved Wetherspoons-I think he'd visited and drank in all of them! #derek
in fact every time i booked DJ Derek i had to phone his landline (no email) and talk through which bus route he'd take to get there so...
he could visit a newly opened Wetherspoons en route. those phone calls were some of the most charming interactions I've ever had with a DJ!
Police say they have evidence to suggest that human remains found in woodland in Patchway yesterday are those of missing 73-year-old Bristol man Derek Serpell-Morris.
Derek was last seen leaving The Criterion Pub in Ashley Road, Bristol last July.
Det Ch Insp Matthew Iddon said: “Earlier today we spoke with the family of Derek Serpell-Morris to inform them of this latest development.
“While we’re not yet in a position to confirm the remains are of Derek, we strongly believe this to be the case due to personal items found at the scene.
“This is a very distressing time for Derek’s family who’ve been carrying out an exhaustive campaign to locate him and raise awareness of his disappearance and our thoughts are very much with them.
“We’ll be keeping them fully updated and offering them any support they may need.
“We’re not able to confirm any more details until the post-mortem examination and formal identification procedures have been carried out.”