Dorset

Reece Menzies murder: Arrests in morning raids

CCTV image of Audi A3
Image caption Officers are trying to trace the occupants of a silver A3 Audi spotted near the murder scene

Police investigating a suspected gang-related murder in Dorset have arrested a number of people in London.

Reece Menzies, 21, from London, was shot dead after three intruders entered his home in Roumelia Lane, Boscombe, on 25 July.

Dorset Police said officers, working with the Metropolitan Police Service, raided a number of addresses in the capital in the early hours of Tuesday.

A spokesman said detectives were continuing to search the properties.

The raids were carried out in conjunction with Trident, the Metropolitan Police's gang and gun crime unit.

No other details have been released about the arrests.

On Monday, police appealed for help in identifying a car seen driving towards Mr Menzies' home on the day he died.

'Running away'

Det Ch Insp Kevin Connolly of Dorset's major crime investigation team said: "These arrests are as a result of media appeals and inquiries.

"It is still important that anyone with information about the death of Reece Menzies comes forward and speaks with police.

CCTV images of a silver Audi A3 were released which was seen driving from nearby Christchurch Road into St John's Road.

Following the murder, three men were seen to run from Roumelia Lane into Sea Road in the direction of the sea.

All three men were wearing dark hooded tops and at least one was wearing a balaclava.

A 22-year-old man arrested over the shooting has been released on bail.

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