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Update after man’s body found in Avonmouth

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Enquiries are continuing into the death of a man whose body was found submerged in water off an access road near to Boundary Road in Avonmouth on Sunday.

A forensic post-mortem examination was held yesterday and found no obvious signs of injury to the man’s body. While the cause of death is inconclusive and further tests will be required, we’re no longer treating his death as suspicious.

Det Supt Julie Mackay said: “There’s still more work for us to do to establish who this man was and what his movements were prior to his death but due to the post-mortem examination results and items found at the scene, we no longer believe there was any third party involved in his death.

“We’re able to confirm the man was black and in his late teens or early twenties, but we have no more detail about his identity. We’re carrying out further forensic and DNA enquiries and we’re checking all our missing person reports to try and identify the man as soon as possible, with the priority being to inform his next of kin.

“I’d like to thank everyone who’s come forward with information so far but we still need the public’s help. If you know someone who may be missing who matches the information we’ve given out today please contact us via the Major Incident Public Portal (see link below). You can also call the Major Crime Investigation Team directly on 101.”

The appeal on the Major Incident Public Portal can be accessed here