Man arrested on suspicion of Gloucester murder remains in police custody

A murder investigation is underway.

A man who was arrested on suspicion of murder in Gloucester on Friday remains in police custody.

The body of a man in his 50s was found at a property in Barton on Friday morning.

After a search a 34-year-old male was located and arrested. A murder investigation was then launched.

Gloucestershire Police have now confirmed that they have requested a warrant of further detention so they can question the individual further.

 It means that custody will come to an end on Monday, July 4.

Emergency services had been called to an address shortly after 9am on Friday 1 July.

At this time investigating officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Closures were in place on Vauxhall Road but this has now reopened, there are still cordons in place elsewhere in the area.

There was a large police presence in the city as officers searched for the suspect.

A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said: “A man currently remains in police custody. Some cordons still remain in place at the scene, but Vauxhall Road has now reopened.”

Police are continuing with their enquiries and say information can be provided online by completing this form and quoting incident 101 of 1 July.

You can also call police on 101 or provide information anonymously by calling independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.