Wiltshire murder investigation into collapse death

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Jon Paul Garland
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Mr Garland was found collapsed in the car park of the New Inn in Amesbury early on New Year's Day.

A murder investigation is continuing into the death of a man found unconscious in a pub car park in Wiltshire.

Jon Paul Garland, 34, from Tanner's Field in Amesbury, was discovered by the New Inn in the town's High Street just before 0430 GMT on New Year's Day.

Paramedics attempted to revive him, but he died at the scene.

A 21-year-old man and a woman, aged 19, were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

Detectives were granted more time to hold them for questioning.

Officers said a team of detectives was searching various addresses and making a number of other inquiries into the death of Mr Garland, who liked to be known as Paul.

Det Ch Insp Sean Memory, who is leading the investigation, appealed for information about the movements of Mr Garland between 2200 GMT on New Year's Eve and 0400 GMT on New Year's Day.

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