Man charged in connection with murder investigation in Ryde
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Officers investigating a murder in Ryde have charged a man.
Police attended a flat in George Street on the afternoon of Tuesday 4 January where the body of 33-year-old Scott Edward Cooper, of Newport, was discovered.
His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
Following an investigation, Piers Carl Brazier, aged 38, of George Street in Ryde has been charged with murder. He has been remanded in custody to appear at West Hampshire Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday 8 January).
A 28-year-old man, also arrested on suspicion of murder, remains in police custody at this time. A 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on conditional police bail while our enquiries continue.
Specialist officers remain in Ryde carrying out enquiries and we would like to thank the public and businesses in the local area for their patience and support as we progress our investigation.