Curtain clue in Southsea beach murder investigation

A curtain identical to the one wrapped around the torso on Southsea beach
A curtain identical to the one wrapped around the torso on Southsea beach
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THIS is a curtain identical to the one wrapped round the torso of the murder victim found on Southsea beach.

The body of David Matthew Guy, 30, was found on Tuesday on the beach near the Pyramids Centre.

Investigators are trying to establish the origins of the pink Wilkinson-own brand ‘Wilko kids’ curtain and are appealing to anyone who may have recently thrown theirs out, sold them on or knows of somebody who has recently replaced theirs to come forward.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Dick Pearson said: ‘I’m particularly keen to hear from anyone who has thrown out a pair of these curtains recently or maybe knows of someone who has.

‘Equally someone you know may have taken theirs down suddenly. If so we want to hear from you.’

Detectives are also still appealing for any information about the victim Mr Guy

It is believed that Mr Guy had been living in the Southsea area and police would like to speak to his friends and associates.

A group of foreign students discovered Mr Guy’s torso wrapped inside the curtain within a black bin liner on the beach in front of The Pyramids, Southsea shortly before 5.30pm on Tuesday.

Just after 8am on Friday police search teams found what appears to be the lower half of Mr Guy’s body on the rocks at low tide in front of Castle Field, Southsea.

Det Chief Insp Pearson said: ‘We are keen to gather as much information as possible about Mr Guy – even the smallest piece of information could be crucial so please do get in touch.’

A 46-year-old man from Southsea, who was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder, remains in police custody.

Magistrates have now granted detectives until tomorrow evening to question him.

Richmond Road in Southsea remains sealed off and is likely to remain so for some time.

Det Chief Insp Pearson added: ‘I’d like to thank residents and business owners in the area for their cooperation and understanding.

‘Once again I’d like to emphasise that there is no indication of further risk to the community and this is subject to continuous reassessment.’

Officers from the Safer Neighbourhoods team will continue to conduct reassurance patrols in the area and anyone with any concerns can contact the Safer Neighbourhoods team at Southsea police station on 101.

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 by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.