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Dennis Plater murder: More time to question suspect

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Image caption Dennis Plater was found stabbed to death at an address on Walkley Hill on Friday

Police have been granted extra time to question a suspect over the murder of an elderly man in Gloucestershire.

Dennis Plater, 82, was found with stab wounds at an address on Walkley Hill in Stroud on Friday.

A 47-year-old man from the town was arrested in Southsea, Hampshire, on Sunday.

Officers granted a further 36 hours to question the man have until early on Thursday to charge him, order his release or request a custody extension.

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