Police are probing the bizarre death of a machinist in the centre of Salisbury.
The heavily blood-stained, badly-decomposed body of 55-year-old Colin Manners was found by shocked officers by the side of his bed in his home in Bedwin Street.
But in an astonishing twist, tests have shown he died as a result of an horrific incision wound to the right of his neck. A knife was found nearby which could have been used to inflict the terrible wound.
It is thought he may have been dead for weeks as he had to be identified by dental records because of the state of the remains of his body. Officers broke into his home after a neighbour reported not seeing him for several days.
Wiltshire Police said: ”His death is being treated as unexplained at this stage, and our enquiries are continuing.”
An inquest in Salisbury was told the police found the badly-decomposed body of Colin Manners on June 13.
It is not known when he died, but the cause of death was an incision wound to the right side of his neck. The inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed.