Penelope Davis murder: Police given more time to quiz suspect

Pennie Davis Image copyright Hampshire Constabulary
Image caption Mrs Davis, known as Pennie, was found dead by her husband in a field in the New Forest

Police have been given a further 24 hours to question a 22-year-old man on suspicion of murdering a woman in the New Forest.

Penelope Davis, 47, known as Pennie, was found stabbed to death in a field where she had been tending to her horses last Tuesday.

The mother-of-five's body was found in a paddock near Leygreen Farm in Beaulieu by her husband Pete.

A total of three people have been arrested as part of the investigation.

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Image caption Police said Pennie Davis, who worked in a local supermarket, died at the scene

A 37-year-old man held on suspicion of assisting an offender has been bailed until 23 October. A 24-year-old woman arrested on suspicion perverting the course of justice remains in custody.

Police were grated more time by magistrates to continue to question the 22-year-old man.

A post-mortem examination revealed Mrs Davis had died from multiple stab wounds.

On Friday, officers searched a shallow river that runs alongside the paddock as part of a wider search for the weapon.

Mrs Davis, from Blackfield, worked in a local supermarket and visited the field daily to tend to her horses.

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