A senior Jo Yeates murder detective is rumoured to have made numerous visits to William Shatner's ranch on the outskirts of Bristol.
It is understood that the Captain Kirk star and homicide series extra initially welcomed the visits as they gave him the opportunity to put forward his complex theories about the case. However, the detective has frequently popped up uninvited at inconvenient moments and Shatner's initial coolness has now turned to anger.
We attempted to question Detective Columbo about the case but he was extremely evasive and spent the majority of the time trying to keep his dog off the car seat and speaking about how much Mrs Columbo likes to vacation in Bristol.
Given the detective's disorganised approach we are not expecting any startling developments in this case. Shatner is clearly Columbo's intellectual superior and fully expects to run rings around the shabby detective.