Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Michael Freshwater death: £10k reward offered over murder appeal

Micky Freshwater Image copyright Hampshire police
Image caption Michael Freshwater was found fatally stabbed at a property in Southampton on 29 April

A £10,000 reward has been offered in the hunt for the killer of a man stabbed to death in his home.

Michael Freshwater, 49, was fatally injured at his flat in Westridge Road, Southampton, on 29 April.

Twelve arrests have been made in connection with Mr Freshwater's death to date, but no-one has been charged.

The reward is being offered by Crimestoppers for information leading to the conviction of those responsible.

Julia Hughes, from the charity, said the knock-on effect on the community had been significant and urged witnesses to contact them anonymously.

"We don't ask for any personal details, you won't have to speak to the police, and you won't have to go to court," she said.

Image caption Police have said there was a dispute at Mr Freshwater's property

Details of the arrests:

  • Boy, 16, from Kent arrested on suspicion of murder - bailed until 21 June
  • Boy 17, from London arrested on suspicion of murder - bailed until 12 July
  • Man, 21, arrested on suspicion of murder and supplying heroin
  • 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
  • Man, 26, 26, charged with perverting the course of justice - remanded in custody
  • 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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