30 year old David Guy's torso was found on a beach in Southsea.
Police in Portsmouth have charged a man with the murder of 30 year old David Guy.
His torso was found wrapped in a pink wilko kids curtain inside a black bin bag on Southsea beach last Tuesday.
46 year old David Peter George Hilder of Richmond Road faces one count of murder.
He appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (10th July, 2012) and was remanded into custody to appear at Crown Court on Thursday (12th July)
Mr Hilder from Richmond Road didn't enter a plea to the charge at Winchester Crown Court earlier (Thursday 12th July).
He has been remanded in custody to appear next on 12th October.
Mr Guy’s next-of-kin were informed of the charge by a police family liaison officer.
Police are continuing to examine an address in Richmond Road, Southsea for potential forensic evidence.
They've also confirmed to us that they're searching an allotment in the city.
Officers are currently at Locksway Road in Portsmouth as part of their ongoing investigation.
Hampshire Constabulary would like to thank members of the public and partner agencies for all their assistance and co-operation with the investigation so far.
Anyone with further information that could assist this ongoing investigation are asked to continue contacting the Eastern Area Major Investigation team at Fratton police station in Portsmouth by phoning 101, quoting Operation Nimbus. Information can be given anonymously by calling the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000.
Nick Hawkins, Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Wessex said: "I have been working closely with the Major Investigation Team and have today (Monday) authorised Hampshire Constabulary to charge David Hilder, aged 46, of Southsea, with the murder of David Guy, aged 30, of Southsea. This follows the discovery of a male torso on Southsea beach in Portsmouth on July 3. The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."
Meanwhile detectives are appealing for information about a man who may have been seen cycling on this distinctive bike in the Southsea area.
Officers are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw someone riding the black delivery bike between Thursday, June 28 and Tuesday, July 3.
Detectives believe this information could assist with the murder investigation which was launched after the discovery of the body of David Guy on Southsea beach.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Dick Pearson said: "It’s a very distinctive delivery bike and has a large box in front of the handlebars.
"I would urge anyone who has seen someone riding this bicycle between Thursday, June 28, and Tuesday, July 3 to get in touch."
The torso of Mr Guy, aged 30, and of no fixed abode was found by a group of foreign students on the beach in front of The Pyramids, Southsea shortly before 5.30pm on Tuesday, July 3.
It was wrapped in a single bright pink Wilkinson-branded Wilko Kids curtain within a black bin liner. His lower body was found on rocks at low tide near Castle Field shortly after 8am on Friday.
Detectives are also interested in speaking to anyone who has recently got rid of one or a set of bright pink Wilko Kids curtains or knows someone who has.
Detectives have also released a photo of an identical curtain to the one in which part of 30 year old David Guy's body was found.
Investigators are trying to establish the origins of the pink Wilkinson-own brand 'Wilko kids' curtain and are appealing to anyone who may have recently thrown theirs out, sold them on or knows of somebody who has recently replaced theirs to come forward.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Dick Pearson said: "I'm particularly keen to hear from anyone who has thrown out a pair of these curtains recently or maybe knows of someone who has.
"Equally someone you know may have taken theirs down suddenly. If so we want to hear from you."
Officers from the Safer Neighbourhoods team will continue to conduct reassurance patrols in the area and anyone with any concerns can contact the Safer Neighbourhoods team at Southsea police station on 101.