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Crowthorne Murder Victim Named

Police have named the victim of a suspected murder in Crowthorne on Monday.

27 year old Zelous Smythe from Camberley was found on Nine Mile Ride at 2pm on Monday.

A post mortem examination showed he died from a single stab wound to the chest.

Nine Mile Ride remains closed while enquiries are ongoing at the scene however will re-open once these are completed.

Detective Superintendent Ian Hunter, Head of the Major Crime unit, said, “We believe there are some witnesses who we are yet to trace who drove past the incident at around 2pm on Monday 5 November in Nine Mile Ride.

"If this was you or you have any information which may assist our investigation, I would like to encourage you to come forward and speak to police.

“The victim’s next of kin are continuing to be supported by specially trained family liasion officers.”

Superintendent Shaun Virtue, Local Police Area Commander for Bracknell and Wokingham, said, “I understand our community will be concerned by this tragic incident, but the public should be reassured that police do not consider there to be any threat posed to people in the local community. Local officers remain close to the scene to provide reassurance and support to those affected.”

If you have any information please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101, quoting the reference 685 5/11.

A 27-year-old man from Wokingham and a 20-year-old woman from Bracknell, who were arrested on Monday on suspicion of murder, currently remain in police custody.

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