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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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Becky Watts: Police given more time to question pair

Police have been given a further 36 hours to question the two people arrested in connection with the disappearance of teenager Becky Watts.

Becky Watts has been missing for almost two weeks. Credit: Police handout

A major operation is underway to find the 16-year-old who was last seen on February 19.

Officers will not be able to question the two people, who remain in custody, after an extension was granted during a hearing at Bristol Magistrates' Court today.

No details have been released about the two people or why they have been arrested.

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