Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Beach torso: Police have extra time to question suspect

Police picture of delivery bike
Image caption The bike has a distinctive box on the handlebars

Detectives have been given more time to question a man over the discovery of a torso found on a Hampshire beach.

The remains of David Guy, 30, were discovered by a group of students on Southsea beach, Portsmouth, on Tuesday.

A 46-year-old man from Southsea was arrested on suspicion of Mr Guy's murder on Thursday.

Magistrates granted a further extension, allowing officers to continue questioning the suspect until 19:41 BST on Monday.

The torso was found wrapped in a pink curtain inside a bin liner.

Police are continuing to appeal for anyone who saw a delivery bicycle with a large box on the front being ridden in the Southsea area between 28 June and 3 July to get in touch.

They also want to hear from anyone who recently got rid of a set of bright pink Wilkinson-own brand curtains or knows someone who has.

Mr Guy had no fixed address but was believed to have been staying in Southsea before his death.

A post-mortem examination failed to determine a cause of death but police believe Mr Guy suffered a "sustained and violent assault".

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