A MAN found murdered at a Chinese restaurant in Brockenhurst has been named.

Police have confirmed that the body of Xiu Bin Wang was recovered from China Chef, on Brookley Road, on the afternoon of August 20.

The 33-year-old, a Chinese national who lived at the establishment, subsequently died at the scene.

A post-mortem examination into his death concluded he died as a result of a head injury.

Hampshire Constabulary said: "Investigations are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.

"Officers are in ongoing contact with the Chinese Embassy."

Last week, Brockenhurst councillor Maureen Holding told the Daily Echo: "It was a terrific shock because no-one expected anything like that to happen here. We had never seen so many police in Brockenhurst."

Cllr Holding, a former chairman of New Forest District Council, said the takeaway had been open for about ten years.

She added: "The people who run it are very nice to say ‘hello’ to but no-one in the village seems to know them. The reaction to what’s happened is total shock and great sadness."

Witnesses said several police officers and paramedics ran inside a flat above the takeaway and the area outside the property was cordoned off.

A forensics team was seen searching bins at the back of the property.

A villager who works in Brookley Road but did not want to be named, described seeing a man with blood on him being led away by police and put into an ambulance.

A 34-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder and released on bail pending further enquiries until 17 September.


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