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Man who died in Lawrence Weston fire is named

Added on 02 October 2017 at 11:16

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The man who died in a flat fire on Friday in Oakhanger Drive, Lawrence Weston, has been named. 

He is Andrew Groves, aged 47 of Avonmouth .  A post mortem held over the weekend confirmed that he had died from multiple blows to the head and a murder investigation was launched. 

The family of Mr Groves have released a photograph and the following tribute: 

“Andrew Barry Groves was and will always be remembered as a loving, caring, gentle and joyful man.  He was a dedicated family man who will be sorely missed by family and friends. 

“A recognisable face within the local community, Andy spent his life living and working in the area, running his garage - Andy's Autos in Avonmouth. 

“At this present difficult time we would ask everyone to respect our privacy while we begin to come to terms with our devastating loss.” 

A man in his 30s, arrested on suspicion of murder, remains in police custody. 

Our enquiries into the incident are continuing. Anyone who has information about the fire last night which they think might assist our investigation, is asked to call us quoting 5217223044