Cambridgeshire

Newborough murder inquiry: Man arrested over body in ditch

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found with stab wounds in a ditch near Peterborough.

Police were called to the A16 at Newborough on Saturday morning after a member of the public discovered the body of a man.

A post-mortem examination found the deceased, who has not been named, was stabbed to death, a Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson said.

On Sunday night police arrested a 23-year-old man from Peterborough.

'Isolated incident'

The victim had not been seen since Friday. His Ford Mondeo had been found burnt out near a farm in Yaxley at 21:00 GMT and he was reported missing at 22:40 GMT.

Det Ch Insp Martin Brunning said officers were treating the man's death as an "isolated incident".

He asked for anyone who was in the area of Newborough on Saturday morning or who may have seen the Mondeo being driven in the Yaxley area on Friday to call police.

"We are in contact with the man's family and will be keeping them up to date on our investigation," he said.

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