Reece murder investigation - Three men arrested

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Bournemouth have arrested three men in connection with his death.

21-year-old Reece James Menzies was found dead at his flat, at the junction of Roumelia Lane and Sea Road in Boscombe, on Wednesday 25 July 2012. He had sustained a gun shot wound at around 2.15am that morning.

Dorset Police officers, assisted by Trident detectives and other officers from the Metropolitan Police Service, executed warrants at a number of addresses in London on the morning of Tuesday 21 August 2012.

Two London men, aged 22 and 33, were arrested on suspicion of murder.

A further arrest – of a 24-year-old London man, also on suspicion of murder – was made at an address in the Folkestone area with the assistance of Kent Police.

All three arrested men continue to be questioned by Dorset detectives.

Forensic experts have made thorough searches of all of the addresses.

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Connolly, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “Tuesday’s arrests are as a result of our recent media appeals and enquiries.

“We continue to appeal for anyone with any information about a silver Audi A3, in the area around the time of Reece’s death, to come forward.

“Further enquiries lead us to believe that this vehicle was driven along Windsor Road at around 1.30am. We understand that a white woman, with shoulder-length hair, was walking along Windsor Road toward Sea Road at around this time.

“I am appealing for this woman to contact police at the earliest opportunity – she may be an important witness.

“I would also urge anyone who was in the Windsor Road area who may have seen a vehicle there between 1.30am to 2.15am, and anyone who has any information about the occupants of this car, to contact police, in confidence, as soon as possible.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 25:46. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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