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Becky Watts' stepbrother and his girlfriend 'held over her murder'

Becky Watts' stepbrother and his girlfriend are reportedly being held by police over the 16-year-old's murder.

Nathan Matthews, 28, and Shauna Phillips, 21, have been named in several newspaper reports as the two arrested in connection with her alleged killing.

Officers were last night granted a further 24 hours to question them but must either charge or release them by this afternoon.

A further four men and one woman have also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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Police arrest two people over missing Becky Watts

Becky Watts has not been seen since last Thursday. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Avon and Somerset Police said two people have been arrested in relation to the disappearance of 16-year-old Becky Watts.

This afternoon we have arrested two people in connection with the disappearance of Becky Watts on Thursday 19 February from the St George area of Bristol."

Whilst the two people are being questioned our search for Becky continues unabated. I would like to appeal once again for anyone who might have information about her whereabouts, or anything else that might help us to find her, to call us."

– Detective Superintendent Liz Tunks

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