What we know about the Clifton Suspension Bridge discovery

Police have released a picture of a suspect they are chasing after two suitcases with human remains were abandoned on Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.

Police received a report of a man acting strangely shortly before midnight on Wednesday evening, and are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

Here is everything we know about the discovery, the remains and the suspect.

What happened on the Clifton Suspension Bridge?

Shortly before midnight on Wednesday evening, police received a report of a man acting suspiciously on the Grade I-listed bridge in Bristol.

A man was taken to the bridge by taxi but vanished despite officers arriving at the scene within 10 minutes.

The man left a suitcase behind and a second suitcase was found a short distance away.

Who is the suspect?

Police don't know the identity of the suspect, but have released a photograph of the man.

He is described as black with a beard, wearing a black Adidas baseball cap, black jeans, a black jacket and black trainers with thick white soles.

He also had a black backpack and was wearing a gold earring.

Police said the suspect set off in the direction of Leigh Woods after abandoning the suitcases.

Who is the victim?

Police said a post-mortem was under way on Thursday evening on the human remains found in the suitcases - and that they had not identified the victim.

They also refused to answer questions on how many possible victims there were, and on the age and sex of the victim.

Acting Bristol Commander Vicks Hayward-Melen did confirm that police been in contact with the family of missing man Jack O'Sullivan to "inform them of the incident" but said "no parallels are actively being drawn".

What do we know about the police investigation?

The taxi driver that took the suspect to Clifton Suspension Bridge is working with officers investigating the discovery and his vehicle has been seized.

The bridge remains closed as specialist crime scene investigators examine the area.

Commander Hayward-Melen said Avon and Somerset Police "currently have an increased presence of officers in the area and I encourage anyone who has any concerns to please do speak with one of the team".

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them, but warned the public not to approach the suspect and instead call 999 if they see him.