THE police murder inquiry into the death of a Mansfield man yet to be formally identified took a fresh twist on Wednesday evening.
First it was revealed that detectives had searched a second house in the town, believed to be in the Rosemary Street area, after finding the body of the man in his 40s at an address on Chesterfield Road South on Tuesday morning.
Then two of the eight people initially arrested by police - a 25-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man - were released from custody without charge.
Police have been given more time to question the remaining six men, aged between 24 and 43, in custody.
A Home Office post-mortem examination to establish the cause of death of the victim, who was found when paramedics were called to the house at around 10am, is being carried out this evening.
A full forensic examination of the scene is continuing and a cordon remains around the property in Chesterfield Road South.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 0300 300 9999 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Earlier on Wednesday T/Supt Paul Winter, of Mansfield police station, reassured residents that detectives “don’t believe this was a random attack”.
He added: “I would urge anyone with information to contact us. We want to hear from anyone who was in the Chesterfield Road South area during Monday night into Tuesday, who may have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary.
“Detectives are continuing to interview a number of people arrested in connection with this man’s murder, and family liaison officers are working to trace and support relatives of the victim.”