Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Two men sought over Southampton flat stab murder

Kevin Suika Image copyright Hampshire Police
Image caption Kevin Suika, 21, is being sought in connection with the murder

Two men are being sought by detectives investigating the murder of a man who was found stabbed at a flat in Southampton.

The body of 49-year-old Michael Freshwater was discovered in Westridge Road on 29 April.

Police said they wanted to trace Tristan Pope, 23, and Kevin Suika, 21, in connection with the murder.

They are believed to be from London but have contacts in Southampton and the South East.

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

Eleven arrests have been made in connection with Mr Freshwater's death.

Ashton Singh, 26, charged with perverting the course of justice, appeared at the city's magistrates' court on 3 May and was remanded in custody.

Details of the other arrests:

  • Boy 17, from London arrested on suspicion of murder
  • Boy, 16, from Kent arrested on suspicion of murder - bailed until 21 June.
  • 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 the 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
  • Man, 34, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender - in custody

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