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A manhunt has been launched after two suitcases believed to include human stays had been discovered by police on Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.

Avon and Somerset Police stated officers had been referred to as to reviews of a person seen appearing suspiciously on the bridge at 11.57pm on Wednesday.

They arrived on the scene inside ten minutes, however the man had already left the scene leaving the suitcase behind. A second suitcase was discovered close by a short while later.

Police stated they’ve established that “the man was taken to the bridge in a taxi. This vehicle has been seized and the driver is helping us with our enquiries”.

Acting Bristol Commander Vicks Hayward-Melen stated: “This is a very disturbing incident and I fully recognise the concern it will be causing our communities.

“Our immediate priority is to locate the man who took the suitcases to the bridge, identify the deceased, and inform their next of kin.”

“An immediate search of the area was carried out by officers on the ground with the support of the National Police Air Service and HM Coastguard following the discovery of the suitcases. These searches remain ongoing.”


Our reporter Alex Ross is on the scene close to Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol:

It has now been 15 hours since police obtained reviews of a person with a suitcase behaving suspiciously on the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

When officers arrived, he had fled leaving a suitcase behind. A second suitcase was discovered a short while later.

Both circumstances are believed to have contained human stays. The bridge continues to be shut with a white forensic tent on the Leigh Woods facet of the enduring bridge.

Forensic officers seem to not be right here and cops are right here to protect the cordons at each ends of the bridge.

It is heat and the grass banks both facet of the bridge on the Clifton facet are crammed with folks sunbathing whereas the highway resulting in the bridge, normally busy with automobiles right now of day, is empty.

(Alex Ross)
(Alex Ross)

Maryam Zakir Hussain11 July 2024 15:49


MP for Bristol Central ‘deeply disturbed’ by discovery of human stays in suitcases

Carla Denyer, MP for Bristol Central, stated she was “deeply disturbed” by the invention of human stays in two suitcases at Clifton Suspension Bridge and thanked the police for his or her “swift action”.

The Green Party co-leader posted on X: “I am deeply disturbed by the horrifying discovery of human remains at Clifton Suspension Bridge overnight.

“Distressing events like this are unsettling for all of us who call Bristol home and are proud of our city.

“Thank you ASPolice for your swift action. I am in contact with authorities and will do anything I can to support a swift and thorough investigation.”

Maryam Zakir Hussain11 July 2024 15:44


Bristol: Everything we all know as ‘human remains’ present in suitcases at Clifton Suspension Bridge

Arriving ten minutes later, officers stated the person had fled and is suspected to have left behind a suitcase. A second suitcase with related contents was discovered close by after a brief search of the realm.

Maryam Zakir Hussain11 July 2024 15:40


Bristol Bridge Manhunt: Mapped

Maryam Zakir Hussain11 July 2024 15:33


Bridge employees raised alarm after seeing blood leak from suitcase

A neighbour instructed The Independent one suitcase was dumped on the bridge, with a second left within the bushes close by, Amy-Clare Martin reviews.

The native stated bridge safety employees raised the alarm after they noticed blood popping out of the case.

Maryam Zakir Hussain11 July 2024 15:13


Eyewitness noticed man being chased by bike owner as he ran from bridge employees

An eyewitness stated they noticed a person being chased by a bike owner on Clifton Suspension Bridge on Wednesday night.

The individual, who wished to stay nameless, stated they noticed the person run down Burwalls, a residential lane resulting in Rownham Hill.

They stated there have been two suitcases: the one left on the bridge appeared to have blood leaking from it, whereas the opposite suitcase was on the highway simply after the bridge on the Leigh Woods facet.

The eyewitness added that the person who ran off was shouting in Spanish.

They instructed Bristol Live: “There was blood on the floor along the bridge.

“The man who had the cases ran from the bridge staff and I saw him being chased by a member of the public on a bike – he was shouting something in Spanish.”

Maryam Zakir Hussain11 July 2024 14:57


In photos: The scene at Clifton Suspension Bridge


Maryam Zakir Hussain11 July 2024 14:34


Forensic investigators seen working behind a police cordon close to Clifton Suspension Bridge

Forensics investigators in white fits had been seen working behind a police cordon close to the Clifton Suspension Bridge on Thursday afternoon.

A big cordon is in place, with the bridge and customer centre anticipated to be closed all through Thursday.

Maryam Zakir Hussain11 July 2024 14:19


Clifton Bridge and Visitor Centre closed all day

A site visitors replace was posted on the Clifton Suspension Bridge X web page this morning.

It stated: “Due to a police incident, the Bridge and Visitor Centre are CLOSED all day today (11th JULY) to ALL traffic and pedestrians. We apologise for the disruption.”

Maryam Zakir Hussain11 July 2024 13:53


Roads surrounding bridge stay closed in the present day

The roads across the bridge, in addition to surrounding footpaths, stay closed on Thursday whereas specialist crime scene investigators look at the realm. They are anticipated to be closed all day.

The Clifton Suspension Bridge customer centre is closed as a result of police exercise, its operators stated on social media.

A autopsy examination will happen in a while Thursday.

Maryam Zakir Hussain11 July 2024 13:45