Murder arrest after man in 90s dies in Hambrook

POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after an elderly man was found dead at a home in Hambrook.

Officers were called to house in Mill Lane shortly before 9.55am today by the ambulance service.

A police spokesperson said: “Sadly a man was found deceased at the scene.

“One person has been arrested and is in police custody.

“Although the formal identification process has not yet been completed, we believe the deceased to be a man in his 90s and we’ve informed his next of kin.

“Specially-trained family liaison officers will provide them with support and updates as our investigation progresses.”

The Avon & Somerset Major Crime Investigation Team is leading the investigation into the incident.

Neighbourhood Chief Inspector Steph McKenna said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this hugely upsetting time.

Man in 60s is in custody

“We can confirm a man in his 60s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and he remains in police custody.

“Our enquiries are at an early stage but at this time it appears this was an isolated incident and between two people known to one another.

“While there is not believed to be any ongoing risk to the public, the local community can expect to see an increased police presence in the coming days while investigative work is carried out, along with high-visibility reassurance patrols.

“As always, if you have any concerns please speak to those officers and PCSOs on patrol as they will be happy to speak and try to assist as much as possible.”

Police have called on anyone with information that could help the investigation to call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5224 161 401.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111 or online.