Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Michael Freshwater death: Man arrested on suspicion of murder

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

A 21-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who was found stabbed to death in Southampton.

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

Police are still appealing to trace Kevin Suika, 21, in connection with the murder. He is believed to be from London but has contacts in Southampton and the South East.

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

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Image caption Police are still appealing to trace Kevin Suika, 21, in connection with the murder

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.

The man arrested most recently was also held on suspicion of supplying heroin.

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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