A BODY – believed to be that of missing Amesbury man Kiran Pun – has been found.
Officers investigating the disappearance of the 36-year-old said they believe the body, found in Brickfields Country Park, Aldershot, was that of Mr Pun.
Despite formal identification not yet being completed, Mr Pun’s family was notified of the find, which happened at around 3pm on Sunday (January 15) in an area of shrubbery.
DCI Adam Edwards, head of major crime at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary, said: “We are working hard now to understand what has happened to Kiran and to be able to provide answers to his family at what is no doubt a very difficult time for them.
“We are keeping an open mind and will be making a number of enquiries in the coming days to formally identify him, with a post mortem due to take place.”
Kiran was last seen around 7.38pm on December 1, in East Park Road, Aldershot.
He had travelled by train from Andover to Farnborough, before taking the Number 1 bus from there to Aldershot Railway Station.
As part of the police probe, five people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain on bail.
“It is really important for us to now understand how and when Kiran came to be in Brickfields Country Park,” DCI Edwards added.
“If you have seen anything suspicious or that didn’t look right in the area, then please can you get in touch with us.
“Any sightings of Kiran or any information, however small it may seem to you, could be vitally important to our enquiries.
“If you aren’t able to come directly to us with any information, then you can contact Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously.
“There will also be officers in the area conducting enquiries and going house to house, so if you do have any concerns or wish to tell us anything about this matter, then please do not hesitate to approach us.
“Please, can I urge anyone that can assist to come forward and help us provide Kiran’s family the answers they are seeking.”
Anyone with information, in particular footage which may assist the police, can submit it online at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/44HC22N08-PO1.
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.