Two arrested on suspicion of murder after man found dead in flat on Willow Close, Patchway
TWO men are being questioned on suspicion of murdering a 47-year-old man who died at a flat in Patchway.
An ambulance was called to a block of 12 flats in Willow Close in the early hours of yesterday morning after being told the man was suffering a cardiac arrest. Paramedics tried to save him, but he passed away shortly afterwards.
It is understood he lived in a flat on the ground floor, but he died in a flat elsewhere in the building.
As part of their investigations, Avon and Somerset police arrested a 27-year-old man and a 33-year-old man on suspicion of murder.
The cause of the 47-year-old man's death has not yet been determined.
This afternoon, scenes of crime officers remained at the block, numbers 22-44, as they carried out forensic examinations of the flat where the man died.
After bringing out an item in a brown evidence bag, a sniffer dog was also sent into the building.
Meanwhile, a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) stood guard in the foyer of the buzzer-operated building.
Neighbours of the man who died were visibly shocked by what had happened.
One of them described it as a "tragedy", but said it would be "inappropriate" to comment any further.
Avon and Somerset police spokesman Martin Dunscombe said: "At around 5.35am on Monday we were informed by the ambulance service that they were treating a seriously ill man at a property in Willow Close, Patchway.
"Unfortunately, the patient died a short time later. Police officers attended the scene and two people have been arrested.
"We are unable to release the cause of death at this stage."
Great Western Ambulance Service spokesman John Oliver said: "We received a 999 call at 5.31am. The caller indicated that the patient was in cardiac arrest. "Some CPR was administered by people at the scene and paramedics took over on arrival at 5.38am."Anyone with information which may help the police should call police on 101.
Alternatively, they can phone the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111."