Detectives investigating the murder of a man whose torso was found wrapped in a curtain on the beach are appealing for information about a cyclist who may have been seen riding a distinctive bike.
Hampshire Constabulary believe information about the black delivery bike could help with the inquiry into David Guy's death.
The 30-year-old's torso was found by a group of foreign students on Southsea beach, Portsmouth, in front of The Pyramids, shortly before 5.30pm on Tuesday.
The lower half of what appeared to be Mr Guy's body was found on the rocks at low tide in front of Castle Field, Southsea, by police search teams shortly after 8am on Friday, a police spokeswoman said.
Mr Guy had no fixed address but was believed to have been staying in the Southsea area before his death.
Detectives are appealing for any information about Mr Guy and would like to speak to his friends and associates.
A post-mortem examination conducted on Wednesday evening failed to determine a cause of death but police believe Mr Guy suffered a "sustained and violent assault".
Officers are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw someone riding the bike between Thursday June 28 and Tuesday July 3.
Detective Chief Inspector Dick Pearson, Senior Investigating Officer, said: "It's a very distinctive delivery bike and has a large box in front of the handlebars."
Police are also trying to establish the origins of a pink Wilkinson own brand Wilko kids curtain found wrapped around Mr Guy's torso.
Hampshire Constabulary is appealing to anyone who may have thrown theirs out, sold a pair or knows of somebody who has replaced theirs, to come forward.
A 46-year-old man from Southsea, who was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder, remains in police custody.
Magistrates have granted detectives a custody extension to allow them to question the man until the early hours of Monday morning.
A cordon at Richmond Road in Southsea will remain in place for some time and residents should expect to see officers conducting inquiries in the area, the police spokeswoman said.
Officers will continue to carry out reassurance patrols in the area and anyone with concerns can contact the Safer Neighbourhoods team at Southsea police station on 101.
Anyone with any information which may help the investigation should call the Eastern Area Major Investigation team on 101, quoting Operation Nimbus, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000.
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