Man, 25, arrested after suspicious death in Kingswood

Police vehicles parked at the junction of Kennard Road and Colebrook Road in Kingswood this afternoon

An investigation is under way today into the death of a man in Kingswood.

Police were called at 3am to a house in Kennard Road by the ambulance service to a report that a man in his 20s had suffered a serious injury. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

DCI Darren Hannant, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said this afternoon: “At this stage we’re treating the death as suspicious and a 25-year-old man has been arrested. 

“A forensic post-mortem examination will now be carried out to determine the cause of the man’s death and the property has been cordoned off so further inquiries can take place.

“The victim’s family are aware and will be supported by a specialist liaison officer.

“We know this incident will cause concern to those living in the local area so there will be additional patrols of the area over the coming days.”

If you have information about this incident and haven’t yet spoken with the police, you are asked to call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5221026964.

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