Dorset

Reece Menzies murder in Boscombe: Three arrested

CCTV image of Audi A3
Image caption Officers are trying to trace the occupants of a silver Audi A3 spotted near the murder scene

Three people held over a suspected gang-related murder in Dorset were arrested in London and Kent.

Reece Menzies, 21, was shot dead after three intruders entered his home in Roumelia Lane, Boscombe, on 25 July.

Officers initially said they had made arrests during raids in London early on Tuesday but gave no further details.

Dorset Police said two London men, aged 22 and 33, were being held on suspicion of murder. A third man from London, aged 24, was arrested in Folkestone.

He was also arrested on suspicion of murder with the assistance of Kent Police.

All three continue to be questioned by Dorset detectives.

Det Ch Insp Kevin Connolly, of the major crime investigation team, renewed his appeal for information about a silver Audi A3 seen in the area.

'Important witness'

He added: "Further inquiries lead us to believe that this vehicle was driven along Windsor Road at around 1.30am.

"We understand that a white woman, with shoulder-length hair, was walking along Windsor Road toward Sea Road at around this time.

"I am appealing for this woman to contact police at the earliest opportunity - she may be an important witness.

"I would also urge anyone who was in the Windsor Road area who may have seen a vehicle there between 1.30am to 2.15am, and anyone who has any information about the occupants of this car, to contact police, in confidence, as soon as possible."

Following the murder, three men were seen to run from Roumelia Lane into Sea Road in the direction of the sea.

All three men were wearing dark hooded tops and at least one was wearing a balaclava.

A 22-year-old man arrested over the shooting has been released on bail.

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