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Police confirm identity of man who died in Ryde

Police are now in a position to confirm the identity of a man who died in an incident in Ryde.


Police attended a flat in George Street on the afternoon of Tuesday 4 January 2022, 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.


The death is being treated as murder, and police continue to appeal for anyone with information that could assist their enquiries to contact police on 101, quoting Operation Amaryllis or 44220003393.


Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org


As part of enquiries, officers have arrested three people on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody at this time.