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Further arrest in Michael Freshwater Southampton murder inquiry

Westridge Road
Image caption The body of Michael Freshwater, 49, was found at a flat in Westridge Road on Friday afternoon

Police investigating the death of a man found stabbed to death in Southampton have made a further arrest.

The body of Michael Freshwater, 49, was found at a flat in Westridge Road, just after 16:15 BST on Friday.

A 25-year-old man from Southampton was detained on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

Det Supt Becky Riggs said a "significant amount of resources" was being deployed in the murder investigation.

A 26-year-old man from Southampton arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday has been bailed pending further enquiries.

A 23-year-old woman, and two men, aged 43 and 22, all from Southampton, who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, have been released and bailed until July.

A 24-year-old man also from the city, detained on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and assisting an offender, has also been bailed until July.

Ashton Singh, 26, appeared at Southampton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, charged with perverting the course of justice, and was remanded in custody.

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