Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Michael Freshwater Southampton murder: Boy, 16, arrested

Micky Freshwater Image copyright Hampshire police
Image caption A post-mortem examination confirmed Michael Freshwater died as the result of a stab wound

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murdering of a man who was found stabbed to death in Southampton.

The body of Michael Freshwater, 49, was discovered at a flat in Westridge Road on 29 April.

The boy, from Kent, is the ninth person to be arrested in connection with the stabbing.

Ashton Singh, 26, appeared at the city's magistrates' court on Tuesday, charged with perverting the course of justice and was remanded in custody.

Image caption The body of the 49-year-old was found at a flat in Westridge Road on 29 April

Details of the other people arrested:

  • Man, 22, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs - bailed until 5 July
  • Woman, 23, arrested on suspicion of two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs - bailed until 6 July
  • Man, 24, from London, arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs- bailed until 6 July
  • Man, 25, from Hampshire, arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert course of justice - bailed until 6 July
  • Woman, 30, from Southampton, arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice - bailed until 10 June
  • Man, 36, arrested on suspicion of murder - bailed until 2 August
  • Man, 43, from Southampton, arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs - bailed until 5 July

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