Three arrested in Weymouth murder probe released

The Esplanade, near Alexandra Gardens, in Weymouth Image copyright Google
Image caption The man died at an address in The Esplanade in Weymouth

Three people arrested over the death of a 75-year-old man have been released while inquiries continue.

The man died at an address in The Esplanade, near Alexandra Gardens, Weymouth, on 7 September.

A woman, 28, held on suspicion of murder has been bailed. A local man, 38, arrested on the same offence, has been released pending more inquiries.

A local man, 37, held on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released under investigation.

The woman, who is of no fixed abode, was known to the victim, Dorset Police said.

A post-mortem examination did not identify a cause of death and further tests are required, although the pathologist said the man's injuries were consistent with an assault.

Det Ch Insp Rich Dixey, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: "We have kept the victim's family updated with these developments and they continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

"Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time."

Police have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed or heard anything suspicious in the area of The Esplanade on the morning of the murder to come forward.

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