Statement released by family of the murdered Reverend John Suddards

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By Trucks79 | Thursday, February 16, 2012, 14:20

The Family of murdered Reverend John Suddard issued a short statement to the media and members of the public earlier today.

The very short statement made by the family was as follows,

"We are devastated with the news of John's untimely and shocking death. So we would appreciate being left in peace at this time while we struggle to come to terms with what has happened."

Meanwhile Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed that a 43 year old man remains in police custody, police have until the early hours of tomorrow morning to either release or charge the un-named person. The Police also have the option to apply for an extension from the courts in order to detain him for further questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Crisp said: "We are determined to bring whoever is responsible for the Reverend's death to justice. I would ask anyone with any information to get in touch by calling the incident room.

"We have a team of officers working on this investigation who will take your call in confidence. I would like to thank local residents for their continued support."

The police are currently following up many lines of enquiry and are carrying out house to house enquiries with help from local residents.

The Police would also like to remind residents in the area that the community contact vehicle is in the Thornbury High Street to provide reassurance to local residents and provide a point for people to give any information they may have in relation to the incident.

You can also contact the police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The 43-year-old man, who was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of the Reverend's murder, has been interviewed at length and has answered all questions put to him. The 43 year old male has today been released on police bail.


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