Detective Chief Inspector Simon Crisp/Avon & Somerset Constabulary
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Police appeal to friends of murdered vicar to come forward

A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a vicar was found dead.

A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Suddards had died from "multiple stab wounds".

Det Ch Insp Simon Crisp said officers did not know who visited the reverend, and appealed for people who went to St Mary's church and who knew him to come forward.

The Bishop of Tewkesbury, the Right Reverend John Went said: "Our hearts go out to John's immediate family and close friends."

  • 15 Feb 2012
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