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Enquiries continue into Longwell Green suspicious death

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Enquiries into the suspicious death of a man in South Gloucestershire are continuing.

Mark Torrington, 54, was found dead at a property on Bath Road on Sunday (14 January).

Mark had been reported as a missing person on Friday and officers were searching for him when we received a call about his death.

A forensic postmortem examination has taken place but the findings were inconclusive. Further tests will now be carried out to try and determine how Mark died and whether there was any third-party involvement.

Sadly, it’s believed Mark died at least several days before the call was made to police which is one of the reasons why detectives are treating his death as suspicious.

A 73-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday and has since been released on conditional bail.

A cordon remains at the property on Bath Road, pending its examination by specialist crime scene investigators. This is due to happen in the next few days.

Detective Inspector Lee Stefano said: “Mark’s tragic death is still unexplained and it is likely to be some time before we receive the results of the additional postmortem tests.

“His family are being kept informed about our investigation by a trained family liaison officer, who is also providing them with support.

“We remain concerned about the nature of Mark’s death and will do all we can to establish the answers his family deserve.”

Anyone with information which could help out inquiry is asked to contact us via 101.

Anyone with any concerns about this incident is encouraged to contact their neighbourhood policing team via the same number.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5224011781, or complete our online appeals form.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

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