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Sixth arrest made in Callington murder investigation

Sixth arrest made in Callington murder investigation

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 12:47pm 22nd May 2020. (Updated at 12:52pm 22nd May 2020)

A sixth arrest has been made in connection with the death of a 22-year-old man in east Cornwall.

Callum Hill, from Plymouth, was found unconscious in the Kit Hill area of Callington at around 9.30pm on Saturday 26th March.

He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries two days later. Police launched a murder investigation.

A 39-year-old woman from St Ive, Cornwall, was arrested on Thursday 21st May, on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and has been released on police bail until the end of June.

“This investigation remains a high priority for our team of detectives and we would like to once again thank the community within East Cornwall for their support.”

Detective Inspector Rob Back, from the Major Crime Investigation Team

A 24-year-old man from Callington, a 37-year-old man and a 29-year-old man from Gunnislake, have all been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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 – one of the murder suspects – during the same incident.

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

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

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