RECYCLING bin collections will be delayed as the police continue investigations into the death of an 80-year-old man.

Wychavon District Council has told residents of Vines Lane, Droitwich, to leave their bins out and “we will collect them as soon as we are able to”.

The pensioner was pronounced dead at the scene after he was found in a “pool of blood” at his home at 8.20am on Monday (June 24).

Police issued an image of a man they want to speak on Tuesday and Detective Inspector Mark Walters said the investigation is “very much in the initial stages”.

He appealed for anyone in the area between Sunday evening and 9am on Monday who may have any information to come forward.

“I want to reassure the local community we are continuing to carry out a meticulous investigation and residents are likely to see an increased police presence in the area,” he added.

Posting on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, WDC said: “Due to an on-going police investigation, recycling bin collections will be delayed in Vines Lane, Droitwich, until further notice.

“Please leave your bins out and we will collect them as soon as we are able to.”

Anyone with any information can call police on 101 quoting 94s of June 24.