A 29-year-old man arrested in connection with the horrific murder of a man found decapitated in a Bournemouth flat has been bailed to a secure unit.

The man was arrested in Beechey Road in the town shortly after 5pm on Tuesday following the discovery of the man’s body in a flat above Downes Wine Bar in Lansdowne Road.

The victim has been named locally today as 23-year-old Sergio Retamar Marquez – a waiter at the Britannia Hotel in Bournemouth and former language student in the town.

In a statement, Dorset Police today said: “A 29-year-old man from Bournemouth was arrested in connection with the incident and has now been transferred and bailed to a secure unit whilst enquiries continue.

“Although the investigation into the circumstances is ongoing, Dorset Police can reassure members of the public that the incident was between two people who were known to each other and there will be no further comment until the investigation is finalised.”

DI Stuart Balmer of the major crime unit added: “There has been speculation in the press in relation to how the victim was discovered. It is never the case that the police discuss the findings at a crime scene, but the family are now being supported by Dorset Police and are fully aware of the circumstances.

“Several people have already supplied information regarding this incident, I would urge anyone with information to call 101.”