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Update on Callington murder investigation

Update on Callington murder investigation

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 11:40am 24th April 2020. (Updated at 11:49am 24th April 2020)

A further arrest has been made in connection with the suspected murder of a young man in east Cornwall.

The 22-year-old was found unconscious in the Kit Hill area of Callington at around 9.30pm on Saturday 26th March.

He was taken to hospital but could not be saved.

Police say a 24-year-old man from Callington has now been arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed pending further enquiries.

“This is a complex enquiry and I’d like to thank the communities in East Cornwall for their support as we continue our investigation.”

Detective Inspector Rob Back, of the Major Crime Investigation Team

A 37-year-old man and a 29-year-old man from Gunnislake have been arrested on suspicion of murder of the 22-year-old man.

In addition, a 38-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, both from Callington, have been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a 37-year-old man during the same incident.

All suspects have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

The 37-year-old murder suspect – who is the victim of the attempted murder – was recalled to prison, from hospital, on licence for previous offences on April 1. He has been placed on notional police bail for murder while enquiries continue.

Officers believe this to be an isolated incident between a group of males known to each other. 

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