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Man and woman released over pensioner's death in Weymouth

Forensic teams have been at the scene

A man and a woman arrested in connection with the death of a man in Weymouth have been released from custody.

Police were called on the morning of Saturday 7th September following reports of the sudden death of a 75-year-old man at an address on The Esplanade.

The death was initially treated as unexplained

A post-mortem examination has taken place but further neurology and toxicology tests have been requested before a cause of death can be given.

However, the victim suffered injuries that are believed to be consistent with an assault.

A 28-year-old woman of no fixed abode, who was known to the victim and had been arrested on suspicion of murder, has now been released on bail.

A 37-year-old Weymouth man, who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A 38-year old Weymouth man, arrested on suspicion of murder, remains in custody to assist detectives with their enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Rich Dixey, of MCIT, said: “We have kept the victim's family updated with these developments and they continue to be supported by specially trained officers. Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.