Two questioned in murder probe after man found dead in Willow Close, Patchway
TWO men were questioned on suspicion of murder after a 47-year-old man died at a flat in Patchway.
An ambulance was called to a block of 12 flats in Willow Close in the early hours of Monday after being told the man was suffering a cardiac arrest. Paramedics tried to save him, but he passed away at the scene.
It is understood he lived in a flat on the ground floor, but 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.
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They were questioned on Monday and yesterday before being released on bail last night.
The cause of the 47-year-old man's death has not yet been determined.
Yesterday afternoon, scenes of crimes officers remained at the block, number 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 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 felt 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 who thinks they have information which could help the investigation should call the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.