Mohammed Abdurezek, 31-year-old Ethiopian, was found with multiple stab wounds in a wooded area in east of Bristol on on Christmas Eve.

By Eddie Bisknell (Gazette) |

Three men have been arrested in relation to the alleged murder of 31-year-old Mohammed Abdurezek.

His body was found in Gibbs Lane, Siston, South Gloucestershire on Christmas Eve by a dog walker.

A post mortem confirmed he had died from multiple stab wounds.

Three men – one aged 42 and two 22 – have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

Police inquiries into the incident continue, including a search of St George’s House in Church Drive in the St Georges area of Bristol where it is believed that Mr. Mohammed Abdurezek had been living recently.

DCI James Riccio, who is leading the investigation for Avon and Somerset Police, said that they believed Mr Abdurezek was not killed where he was found and that a team of officers were “working tirelessly” on the murder investigation.

Sean O’Donoghue, of Hay, Brecon and Talgarth Refugee Support Group, said that “Mo” came to Bristol from Ethiopia as a child stowaway around 2002, and became a man “taken to heart” by many in the community.

A talented athlete, he had completed the Cardiff Half Marathon in a time of 1.37, crossing the line with his arms crossed above his head in homage to the symbol of the Oromo people’s quest for justice in Ethiopia.

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