Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Michael Freshwater death: Three face no action

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Image caption Michael Freshwater was stabbed to death at a flat in Southampton on 29 April

Three people arrested over the fatal stabbing of a man in Southampton will face no further action.

Michael Freshwater, 49, was found stabbed to death at a property in Westridge Road on 29 April.

Two men, aged 23 and 21, from London, and a 17-year-old boy from Kent, were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Hampshire Constabulary said, after submitting a file to the Crown Prosecution Service, it was told "no further action should be taken".

A spokeswoman said: "This is a complex case and although we are still appealing for information, we are not looking for anyone else."

A reward of £10,000 from the Crimestoppers charity, for information that leads to the successful conviction of anyone responsible for Mr Freshwater's death, remains on offer.

More than a dozen people have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Hampshire Constabulary said it was believed there was a dispute at the property.

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