Police main a significant homicide investigation say they’ve found extra human stays.
Officers initially launched the homicide probe on Saturday, August 26, after “partial human stays” have been discovered within the space of the Manor Steps Zig Zag, off Boscombe Overcliff Drive, Dorset. Following scientific evaluation, officers concluded the deceased was 49-year-old Simon Shotton from Bournemouth.
Two folks – 38-year-old Debbie Ann Pereira and 48-year-old Benjamin Lee Atkins, each of Bournemouth – have been charged with homicide and have appeared in court docket. They’ll subsequent seem earlier than Bournemouth Crown Court docket subsequent month.
However detectives from Dorset Police’s Main Crime Investigation Workforce (MCIT) stated additional stays had been found at 10.45am on Wednesday, September 6. Boscombe Chine Backyard is claimed to be close to to the city’s pier.
A police cordon remained in place on the gardens final night time.
Detective Inspector Neil Third, of MCIT, stated: “Whereas now we have but to formally determine the most recent stays found, right now we do consider that is linked to our ongoing investigation and the household of Simon Shotton has been up to date. Our ideas stay with them at this very tough time.
“It will be important that as a part of our ongoing investigation, we communicate to anybody who witnessed any suspicious exercise within the space of Boscombe Chine Gardens between Friday 18 August and Friday 1 September 2023. I’m notably eager to talk to anybody who has seen someone in possession of a black suitcase performing suspiciously within the neighborhood.”
Anybody with any info is requested to contact Dorset Police on-line or by calling 101 quoting incident 55230135228. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.