Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton stab murder suspect's custody extended

Michael Freshwater Image copyright Hampshire Constabulary
Image caption Michael Freshwater was found fatally stabbed at a property in Southampton

Detectives have been given more time to question a man over the death of Michael Freshwater, whose body was discovered in a flat in Southampton.

Police have until Monday evening to release or charge the 26-year-old from the city, who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday.

A 35-year-old man, from Southampton, who was also arrested has been released without charge.

Mr Freshwater, 49, was found fatally stabbed in St Denys on Friday.

In a statement, his partner Jenny Downey said his death had left her "absolutely heartbroken".

Image caption Police are investigating reports of a dispute at the property

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