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Update on Petit Bot death

Update on Petit Bot death

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Update on Petit Bot death


Guernsey Police are still waiting on some of the reports they have commissioned from UK experts to help them solve the case of the death of Mikus Alps.

They have recently received support and assistance from the National Crime Agency which allowed officers to build on the work that has already been done on the investigation.

Mr Alps died in Guernsey 18 months ago. His 'skeletal remains' were found in a burnt out car at Petit Bot and ever since, Guernsey Police have been investigating what happened to him and how he came to die.  

Now, Superintendent Phil Breban, has confirmed the NCA had been involved in the investigation recently, and had been to the island to assist. 

"Since our last update, this investigation has been continuing and we have received a number of – but not all – the final UK experts reports into this complex and challenging matter," he said.

"In addition, the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) has also visited Guernsey and worked with the investigating team to provide assistance and support in this case. The NCA provide this service to police forces across the UK, particularly in such cases as this one. This joint working with the NCA has provided opportunities to build on the significant and detailed work undertaken so far.

“We continue to work closely with the family of Mr Alps as this investigation continues.

Mikus Alps

Mikus Alps was involved in fighting in Ukraine. 

The whole case started to unravel in January 2018 after a burnt out car was found at Petit Bot. Later that week, Guernsey Police made the sombre announcement that they had found 'skeletal remains' inside the car. 

Details then continued to emerge over the coming months, some of which revealed Mr Alps' links to fighters in Ukraine. But the biggest piece of news that emerged was that a letter had been handed in to the Police, which has since been suggested to have been a suicide note. 

To read more about what we know surrounding the Mikus Alps case, click here. 

Pictured top: Mikus Alps, and the burnt out car. 

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