Beach Torso: Photo Of Victim Released

A murder victim’s next-of-kin are releasing a personal photograph with police in a fresh appeal for information about his last known movements.

Detectives from Hampshire Constabulary's Major Investigation Team (HMIT) are continuing to investigate the death of David Matthew Guy, aged 30, from Southsea.

A group of foreign students discovered Mr Guy’s torso wrapped in a black bin liner on the beach in front of The Pyramids, Southsea shortly before 5.30pm on Tuesday, July 3.

Shortly after 8am on Friday, July 6, police search teams located the lower half of Mr Guy’s body on the rocks at low tide in front of Castle Field, Southsea.

Detective Chief Inspector Dick Pearson of the Hampshire Major Investigation Team (HMIT) said: “Although we have charged a suspect with murder, one important line of enquiry is to establish David Guy’s last known movements and whereabouts when he was alive.

“Specialist officers are working closely with next-of-kin to keep them informed and provide support at this exceptionally difficult time. Mr Guy’s family have kindly supplied a photograph of David, which we are publishing as part of a fresh appeal for information. Hampshire Constabulary is grateful for their co-operation in such upsetting circumstances.

“We are appealing to anyone who thinks they saw David Guy between Saturday, June 30 and Monday, July 2. Even the briefest sighting or smallest piece of information could prove significant to our enquiries.”

Mr Guy was described as:
> White> 5 ft 6 ins tall> Slight build with brown unkempt hair.
> He was last seen wearing a white polo shirt with blue horizontal stripes (untucked), blue jeans, and black shoes or trainers

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact the Eastern Area Major Investigation team on 101, quoting Operation Nimbus.

Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000.