Detectives given more time to quiz Salisbury murder suspect

OFFICERS carrying out a murder probe after a stabbing death in Salisbury have been given more time to question a suspect.

A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday (August 22) after a man, also in his 20s, died after being stabbed to death shortly before noon, in Gainsborough Close, Bemerton Heath.

Now, officers have been granted a further 36 hours to question the suspect, who remains in police custody.

On Wednesday, a scene remained in place in Gainsborough Close while officers continue to carry out enquiries in the surrounding area.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Walker, from Wiltshire Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “Officers are continuing to question a man in his 20s, and at this point we are not looking for anyone else.

“The scene remains in place in Gainsborough Close, and I’d like to thank the local community for their patience and support while we deal with this incident.

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“Residents will continue to see an increased police presence in the area as we finalise our enquiries.

“I’d like to reiterate our appeal for anybody who witnessed the incident or the lead up to it or aftermath to please get in touch with us, if they haven’t already.

“Additionally, if anyone in the areas of Gainsborough Close, Glyndebourne Close, Woodside Road and Rawlence Road has CCTV or dash cam footage that could be useful please get in touch.

“Lastly, if you notice any unusual items discarded in your gardens or bins such as items of clothing then please report it.”

Anyone with information that can help in the investigation should contact police on 101, quoting log number 115 of August 22.