Fishponds playing field sealed off by police as part of Easton double murder probe

Detectives have confirmed that they cordoned off an area of open land in Fishponds as part of the Easton double murder investigation.

Neighbours say forensic teams have been searching the area known as Ridgeway Playing Fields since Sunday.

The area searched is just over a half hour walk from Wood Street where the bodies of two men were found on Sunday.

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And today Avon and Somerset Police confirmed that the scene was cordoned off as part of the double murder probe which has now entered its third day.

The Major Crimes Investigation unit van was first seen parked at a corner of the field near Moorlands Road on Sunday.

A small corner of the Coombe Brook Nature reserve had been cordoned off with tape.

But by Tuesday morning officers and forensic teams had left the scene and police have confirmed their search of the area has been completed.

Map showing route from Wood Street to Moorland Road
Map showing route from Wood Street to Moorland Road
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Ridgeway Fields has access to the Bristol to Bath Cycle Path.

On Monday evening Chief Inspector Gurdeepak Kenth confirmed police were searching an area of open land as part of the double murder investigation.

The Major Crimes Investigation Unit is leading the investigation but no details of the circumstances of the deaths have been released.

Police at Ridgeway playing fields in Bristol
Police at Ridgeway playing fields in Bristol

But he said members of the public should not be alarmed to see police out and about in East Bristol or standing guard at various sites because it is an isolated incident and there is no wider danger to the public.

On Tuesday morning two men out of four people arrested on suspicion of murder remain in custody as detectives continue to investigate.

Wood Street is likely to remain cordoned off for some time.

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