Avonmouth: Dead Man Named

A man whose body is believed to have been transported with commercial waste from Swindon to a recycling plant near Bristol has been named by police.

34-year-old Matthew Symonds (pictured) from Swindon who was found dead at the Biffa site at Avonmouth on Friday, 1st August. 

Detectives from Wiltshire say he had no fixed address. 

Officers from Avon and Somerset Police were called out to the facility on St. Andrew's Road around 11.30am to reports that staff had found suspected human body parts. 

A cordon was put up and the investigation began. 

Senior investigating officer, DCI Gareth Bevan, said: 

"The incident is being investigated and police are following several lines of inquiry to establish the circumstances surrounding the man’s death. 

"Police enquiries so far suggest the body was transported with commercial recycling waste collected in Swindon and therefore the focus of the investigation will be in that area going forward."

A post-mortem examination took place on Saturday. 

His death is being treated as unexplained. 

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