Coronation Road: Murder investigation launched after man dies at Southville property

Police have issued a statement
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A murder investigation has been launched after a man died at an address in Bristol. The man was pronounced dead by emergency services called to the property in Coronation Road in Southville yesterday (March 2) at 1.30pm.

Formal identification has yet been done, but the man’s next of kin has been informed. Police have since arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of murder. He is currently in custody.

Officers are at the scene and carrying out patrols in the area. Detective Chief Inspector Mark Almond said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this incredibly distressing time for them. We will seek to provide them with support through a specially-trained family liaison officer as our investigation develops.

“A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody. Officers remain at the scene and will continue to carry out enquiries at the address over the next few days.

“We are not aware of their being any increased risk to the public’s safety, but we fully appreciate the concern this incident will cause within the community, therefore local officers will be carrying out more high-visibility patrols in the area. They will be happy to speak with anyone to alleviate those worries.”

Anyone with information about this incident who has not yet spoken with police is asked to call 101 and quote reference number 5223050314. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously via its website or on 0800 555111.