Boulters Lock business owner speaks about murder investigation

Boulters Lock business owner speaks about murder investigation

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Nicola Hine

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Boulters Lock business owner speaks about murder investigation
Boulters Bar and Restaurant remained closed on Thursday while police investigated the death

The owner of Boulters Terrace Bar and Riverside Brasserie has spoken of his 'shock' at discovering police were investigating an unexplained death outside the business.

Police have launched a murder investigation after Marcin Pastusczak died in hospital on Thursday morning following a 'disturbance' by Maidenhead riverside the previous evening.

Paul Dennis first learned of the investigation when the cleaners were prevented from accessing the building by police on Thursday morning.

He arrived at work to discover the entire island was cordoned off from the entrance to the bridge linking it to the main road.

"It was a shock to find," he said.

"What has happened is a tragic event, there is no other way of putting it. Obviously our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man."

The 37-year-old said the disturbance had happened outside the family-run business and that he had 'questions to ask' the police, having been kept largely in the dark about what went on. "We have been co-operating as much as we can," he added.

The restaurant and bar re-opened on Friday.

Meanwhile police have said months could pass before they know what killed the 34-year-old after a post-mortem proved inconclusive.

They are now treating his death as 'unexplained' pending further test results which are likely to take 'some months' because of the examination process involved.

The force has not revealed whether Mr Pastusczak suffered any physical injuries.

Three men, aged 22, 24 and 29, arrested on suspicion of murder have been released on bail until January.

An 18-year-old woman was released without charge.

A police spokesman said no-one else is being sought in connection with the incident.

Report 1: Police cordon in place at Boulters Lock

Report 2: UPDATE: Murder investigation at Boulters Lock

Report 3: Boulters Lock murder investigation: Four still in custody

Report 4: Boulters Lock murder investigation: Bar and restaurant to re-open

Report 5: UPDATE: Boulters Lock murder suspects bailed

Report 6: Boulters Lock murder investigation: Police informing next of kin

Report 7: Boulters Lock murder investigation: Police release victim's name

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