The results of a post-mortem examination after the death of a man in Leatherhead this week revealed he died "following serious injuries to his head and abdomen", police revealed Friday (June 12).

The victim was confirmed to be 54-year-old Phillip Bagwell, who died at a residential address at North Street in Leatherhead earlier this week.

Two men were arrested in the immediate wake of his death.

Police confirmed on Friday that one of them, a 33-year-old arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, had been released without charge with no further action.

Meanwhile the other, a 32 year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to murder, "remains in custody at this time following a 36 hour extension to his detention being granted by magistrates" police said.

Describing the results of the post-mortem examination further, a spokesperson for Surrey Police said:

"Earlier today the post mortem established that he had died following serious injuries to his head and abdomen.

"We are aware of rumours locally that Mr Bagwell had been stabbed, however the post-mortem showed the injuries that killed him were not consistent with a knife attack."

An earlier cordon between Lidl Supermarket and the Penny Black pub has been lifted, while residents in the area can expect "to see a police presence in the area for reassurance."

"If you have any concerns you can speak to one of our uniformed officers," the county police force added.

The authorities are continuing to appeal to the public for information about the killing, asking those with information to call police on 101, quoting reference number PR/ 45200059647.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.