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Man arrested on suspicion of Newbury murder

Police are questioning a man about the discovery of a man's body in Berkshire. The victim had been assaulted and had suffered stab wounds. He was found in a property on the Nightingale Estate in Newbury on Wednesday 19th June 2013. A forty-one year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Detective Chief Inspector Ian Hunter can be contacted on the 24-hour non-emergency number 101.

Alternately, anyone with information can contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“A thorough search of the area lead to the arrest of the suspect who is now in police custody. I would like to reassure the public that we believe this to be an isolated incident.”

– Det Ch Insp Ian Hunter, Thames Valley Police

“We would like to thank the public for their cooperation during our investigation. Incidents such as these, while rare, can be distressing and disruptive to the local community.

“Our neighbourhood policing teams will be carrying out extra patrols in the area to address any concerns residents may have a provide reassurance.”

– Supt Robin Rickard, LPA Commander - West Berkshire

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