Police launch murder investigation after man found dead at Kempston home

Mickey Havil

Bedfordshire Police has launched a murder investigation after a man in his 50s was found dead at his home in Kempston.

At approximately 8pm on Saturday, 14 May, police were called to a property in Massey Close after concerns for the welfare of a man – named as Mickey Havil – were reported.

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Officers attended alongside colleagues from the ambulance service, however, the man was pronounced dead upon arrival. His next of kin are aware and are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.

It is reported that the day prior to his death, Mr Havill was assaulted outside a shop in Bedford Road in Kempston.

The incident occurred at approximately 10pm on Friday, 13 May.

Enquiries remain ongoing as to the circumstances surrounding his death.

Detective Inspector Lee Martin, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are urging anyone with any information at all to get in touch with us as soon as possible. We would like to know where the victim went following the assault, and what led to him being found dead in his property the following day.

“Any information you have – no matter how small – could help us establish the circumstances surrounding this incident.”

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been released on bail.

If you have any information please call 101 or report online, quoting reference Op Garrison. You can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting Crimestoppers-uk.org.

Story updated at 13:37 with details of the victim’s name and photograph

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