MURDER INVESTIGATION: Post-mortem examination to be held today

Ashley Gillard working in Hensmans barbers in Northampton
Ashley Gillard working in Hensmans barbers in Northampton

A post-mortem will be carried out on murdered hairdresser Ashley Gillard later today.

It will reveal how the 31-year-old was killed after he was found dead in a fourth-floor flat in Trevithick Court, Wolverton on Monday night.

Ashley Gillard

Ashley Gillard

Detectives investigating the murder have revealed the victim knew his killer.

Friends have paid tribute to “talented, fun and genuine” Ashley who had a “big heart”. Read more tributes here.

Police remain at the scene today to continue conducting house-to-house enquiries in the area.

Supt Gez Chiariello said: “Incidents such as these understandably have a large impact upon the local community.

“I would like to reassure residents that officers are continuing to investigate and that high visibility patrols will remain in the area to provide reassurance.

“If anyone has any concerns please feel free to approach an officer or call 101 to speak to a member of the Neighbourhood Team.”

Anyone with any information which may assist the investigation should contact the 101 number and quote URN 1755 8/6.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.