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Two More Arrests Made In Connection With Suspected Ryde Murder

Two more people have been arrested in connection with a suspected murder in Ryde.

Police attended a flat in George Street on Tuesday (4) where the body of the man, aged in his 30s, was discovered.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

On Tuesday, police arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of murder. A warrant of further detention in custody has been granted for 36 hours.

As part of enquiries, a 29-year-old man and a 28-year-old man have also been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody at this time.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector, Adam Edwards, said:

“Officers continue to maintain a presence in the area as further enquiries are carried out to establish the circumstances surrounding this man’s death.

“We continue to urge anyone with information about this incident to please make contact with us, and are particularly keen to hear from anyone that may have seen, or heard, anything out of the ordinary in the area on the evening of Monday 3 January, and into the early hours of Tuesday 4 January.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting Operation Amaryllis or 44220003393.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at https://orlo.uk/jQHMV

Police had initially attended the address in George Street at approximately 2.50am on Tuesday.

The circumstances surrounding the police response to this incident have been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Updated 4.30pm

Officers investigating a suspected murder at a flat in George Street, Ryde are searching a property in Newport.

Police say they're carrying out enquiries at an address in New Street.