Southsea beach murder detectives want information about butcher’s bike

SIGHTINGS PLEA The butcher's style delivery bike that police believe may be connected to the murder of David Guy
SIGHTINGS PLEA The butcher's style delivery bike that police believe may be connected to the murder of David Guy

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DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a man found on Southsea beach want to hear from anyone who recognises this butcher’s-style bike.

They say information could help with the murder probe into the death of David Guy, whose dismembered torso was discovered on the beach on Tuesday evening.

In particular they want any sightings of the black delivery bike between Thursday, June 28 and Tuesday.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Dick Pearson said: ‘It’s a very distinctive delivery bike and has a large box in front of the handlebars.

‘I would urge anyone who has seen someone riding this bicycle between Thursday, June 28, and Tuesday, July 3 to get in touch.’

The torso of Mr Guy, 30, of no fixed abode was found by a group of foreign students on the beach in front of The Pyramids, Southsea shortly before 5.30pm on Tuesday.

As revealed on Saturday, it was wrapped in a single bright pink Wilkinson-branded Wilko Kids curtain within a black bin liner.

His lower body was found on rocks at low tide near Castle Field shortly after 8am on Friday.

Detectives are also interested in speaking to anyone who has recently got rid of one or a set of bright pink Wilko Kids curtains or knows someone who has.

A 46-year-old man from Southsea, who was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder, is in police custody. Magistrates have granted detectives a custody extension to allow them to question the man until the early hours of Monday.

Police say the cordon at Richmond Road in Southsea will remain in place for some time and residents should expect to see officers conducting enquiries in the area.

Anyone with any information which may assist this investigation should contact the Eastern Area Major Investigation team on 101, quoting Operation Nimbus. Information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.