Bristol murder arrests after 'unexplained death' in Stapleton

Five men have been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Bristol.

The body of Simon Bowring, 49, was found at a property in Welsford Avenue, Stapleton, on Sunday, following concerns for his welfare.

The men, aged between 17 and 22, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and burglary and remain in custody.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Mr Bowring's body on Monday was inconclusive.

Police said further tests could take several weeks but they believe he was the victim of an assault.

Det Ch Insp Gareth Bevan said: "The inquiry team has been following a number of lines of inquiry in relation to this man's death and we believe we are making significant progress."

Avon and Somerset Police is still appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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