Cambridgeshire

Arrest in Burwell gunshot murder of Jessie Smith

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Image caption Jessie Smith, 36, from Bedfordshire, died as a result of a gunshot wound to the back

A man has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a man shot in the back in Cambridgeshire.

Jessie Smith, 36, known as Jess, of Common Road, Potton, Bedfordshire, was found dead in a car in First Drove, Burwell at 02:00 GMT on New Year's Day.

Post-mortem tests showed he died from a gunshot wound to the back.

A 57-year-old man from Burwell has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

Mr Smith's family described him as "a lovely husband", adding: "You couldn't find a better father."

Officers investigating his murder said they were treating the incident as "isolated" and continue to appeal for information.

Image caption A cordon was put in place at First Drove where the body was found
Image caption Police said the inquiry was being treated as "an isolated incident"
Image caption Cambridgeshire Police officers were called to reports of a shooting in First Drove on New Year's Day

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