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Toddbury Farm death: Third arrest over Patrick Maloney murder

Patrick Maloney Image copyright Bedfordshire Police
Image caption Father-of-three Patrick Maloney died after being hit by a vehicle at a travellers' site in Bedfordshire

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man at a travellers' site in Bedfordshire.

Patrick Maloney, 43, died as a result of "multiple crushing injuries" after he was hit by a vehicle at Toddbury Farm, Little Billington, near Leighton Buzzard on 2 August.

A second man, Thomas McCarthy, 24, of Toddbury Farm, was previously charged with murder and remains in custody.

A woman, 42, arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed until September.

Mr Maloney's wife described him as a "gentle giant".

Bedfordshire Police said a post-mortem examination showed the victim, a father-of-three, died as a result of injuries "consistent with being involved in a collision with a vehicle".

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Image caption Police said they would be standing down the crime scene at Toddbury Farm

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