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Jamie Tipper death: Avon Gorge cliff search uncovers items

Avon Gorge being searched
Image caption Police carried out searches in the Avon Gorge on Sunday

A search of the cliff face in the Avon Gorge where a man was killed in a fall has uncovered items which "may potentially be of interest".

Jamie Tipper, from Bristol, died after falling at the gorge on 20 December.

A police spokesman said: "The rope access team may do a further search of the cliff face within the next few days, specifically other ledges near to where yesterday's search took place."

Detectives have not said what they are looking for or what they discovered.

The death of 28-year-old Mr Tipper is being treated as unexplained. A 24-year-old arrested on suspicion of murder remains on bail.

Avon and Somerset Police are also trying to identify a taxi driver who was on the Circular Road on Clifton Down between 19:00 and 19:30 GMT when Mr Tipper fell to his death.

They would also like to talk to two men seen walking in the Circular Road area around the time Mr Tipper fell.

One man was smoking a cigarette while the other was seen near the cliff-edge warning sign.

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Image caption The body of Jamie Tipper was found near the Portway on 20 December

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