Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Michael Freshwater murder: Police make twelfth arrest

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

Police investigating the murder of a man who was found stabbed at a flat in Southampton have made a twelfth arrest.

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

Tristan Pope, 21, of Eastcote Lane, London, is due before Southampton Crown Court on 17 June charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

An appeal to trace Kevin Suika, 23, from London - who has links to Southampton and Kent - is ongoing.

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Image caption Kevin Suika, 23, is being sought in connection with the murder

Details of the other arrests:

  • Man, 26, charged with perverting the course of justice - remanded in custody
  • Boy 17, from London arrested on suspicion of murder - bailed until 12 July
  • 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 - bailed until 7 July

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