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Murder detectives investigating Bristol man’s death

Dego Ahmed
Dego Ahmed

A 39-year-old man found seriously injured at a property in Bristol three weeks ago has sadly died.

Dego Ahmed, of Bristol, was found with head and neck injuries at a property on Stapleton Road on Tuesday, 22 October and recently died in hospital.

Detectives from the Major Crime Investigation Team are treating his death as murder.

Six men were originally arrested in connection with the incident.

One man has since been charged and appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on 26 October. He was remanded into custody to appear at Bristol Crown Court on 25 November.

Two of the arrested men have since been released on bail, with no further action taken against the other three detained.

Specially trained family liaison officers are providing support to Mr Ahmed’s family and are ensuring they are kept informed with the progress of our investigation.

Paying tribute to Mr Ahmed, his family said in a statement: “Dego was well known in the area as a kind and helpful person.

“He would never hurt anybody and if he saw trouble would be one to try and stop it.

“He has three children who have now been left without their father.”

Detective Inspector Roger Doxsey, the senior investigating officer, said: “Three children will now tragically grow up without their father and our thoughts are with them and Dego’s wider family and friends while they come to terms with their loss.

“Our investigation has already resulted in a number of arrests and one man charged and we will continue to leave no stone unturned as we look to find out what happened and provide answers to Dego’s family.”

DI Doxsey added: “We’re still keen to speak to anyone who witnessed any sort of disorder on Stapleton Road on the afternoon of 22 October, particularly in the vicinity of the junction of Clare Road.

“We’d also still like to talk to anyone who saw anyone leave the property Dego was attacked in which is on the corner of Stapleton Road and Clare Road, as well as those who entered the address following the incident.

“Officers have conducted house to house enquiries in the area and if you live locally and have received a letter about this from us I ask you to please get in touch.”

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219244728

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