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Two men due in court charged with murdering Jason Betts

Jason Betts died from a head injury after being found unconscious at a house in Yate Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Two men are due in court charged with the murder of a man in South Gloucestershire.

Jason Betts died from a head injury after being found unconscious at a house in Yate on the 5th of March.

The men - 30-year-old Nixon Apire and 28-year-old Nathan Skeen, who are both from London - are due to appear at Bristol Crown Court today.

Two men appear in court charged with Yate murder

Two men from London charged with the murder of 38 year old Jason Betts in Yate have made their first appearance in court.

Nixon Apire, 30, from Barnet and Nathan Skeen, 28, from Lewisham, appeared at a short hearing in North Avon Magistrates’ Court earlier today.

They were remanded in custody to appear before Bristol Crown Court on Monday 16th.

A 37-year-old man previously arrested in connection with this investigation has been released from his bail without charge.

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Two charged with the murder of Jason Betts in Yate

Jason Betts died at Southmead Hospital after being found unconscious in Yate Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Two men have been charged with murdering Jason Betts in Yate.

The 38 year old was found unconscious in his flat in Celestine Road a week ago, and later died in hospital.

30 year old Nixon Apire from London and 28 year old Nathan Skeen, of no fixed address, are due before magistrates tomorrow.

Police given more time to question Yate murder suspects

Detective investigating the murder of Yate man Jason Betts have been given more time to question two suspects.

The men, aged 30 and 28, were arrested in Essex on Monday. This morning Bristol magistrates agreed they could be held for a further 18 hours.

A 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder and released on bail has had his bail date extended until 23 March.

Two more men arrested on suspicion of murder after death in Yate

Jason Betts died of a head injury after being found unconscious in his flat Credit: Family

Police have arrested two more men on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of Jason Betts.

The 38-year-old died in Southmead Hospital after being found unconscious at a flat on Celestine Road in Yate last Thursday. A post mortem examination found he'd died from a head injury.

Officers believe it was a targeted attack and believe he knew whoever was responsible.

A 30-year-old and a 28-year-old from North London were arrested at a property in Chelmsford, in Essex, on Monday evening.

Officers are due to transport the men to the Avon and Somerset Force area later today for questioning.

A 37-year-old man who was arrested at the weekend remains on police bail.

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Police say they are following a number of leads in Yate death

Police investigating the death of a man in Yate say they are following up a number of leads.

The detective leading the inquiry has praised the local community's "overwhelming response" following their appeal for information after the death of Jason Betts.

Senior Investigating Officer Det Ch Insp Andy Bevan said a number of people had come forward to speak to the investigation team.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the support of the local community following Jason’s death and have received an excellent response to our appeal for information. We’re progressing some very clear lines of enquiry relating to those we suspect of being responsible for Jason’s murder.

– Detective Chief Inspector Andy Bevan

Man bailed following Yate murder inquiry

Police have bailed a man in connection with the death of Jason Betts Credit: Family

Police have bailed a 37-year-old man from London arrested in connection with the death of Jason Betts.

The 38-year-old died in Southmead Hospital after being found unconscious at a flat on Celestine Road in Yate last Thursday. A post mortem examination found he'd died from a head injury.

Death of man in Yate being treated as murder

38 year old Jason Betts died after being found unconscious in a flat in Yate Credit: Family

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Yate.

38 year old Jason Betts was taken to Southmead hospital after being found unconscious at a flat on Celestine Road on Thursday afternoon, but later died. A post mortem has concluded that he died from a head injury.

A 37 year old man from has been arrested in connection with the inquiry.

We’re treating Jason’s death as murder due to the injury he received and the suspicious nature of his death.

His next of kin have been informed and specially trained officers are offering support to his family.

We have arrested a 37-year-old man from London in connection with this inquiry and he will be questioned later today.

I know this incident will cause concern in the local community but I’d like to reassure people that we have a team of dedicated officers working on the case, who are progressing numerous investigative actions.

We’ve been carrying out house-to-house enquiries and are conducting a full forensic examination of the scene. There is likely to be increased policing activity in the area over the next few days.

I’m asking people to think about whether they saw or heard anything suspicious in the Celestine Road area on Thursday 5 March, or the days leading up to Thursday.

If you think you can help my team, please call us as soon as possible.

– Det Ch Insp Andy Bevan

If you have information please call the Major Crime Investigation Team via 101 or you can ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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