Reece murder investigation - two people charged

Detectives investigating the alleged murder of a man in Bournemouth have today charged a further two people in connection with his death, following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service.

A 29 year-old man from London and a Bournemouth woman, aged 22, have been charged with the murder of Reece James Menzies and will appear before Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning, Saturday 29 September 2012.

21-year-old Reece 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.

The two people charged today were arrested at an address in Westbourne on the morning of Wednesday 26 September 2012.

Three London men – 33-year-old Wayne Stephenson, 22-year-old Keifer Hutchinson and 24-year-old Jarome Parkinson – were charged with Reece’s murder last month.

Detective Chief Inspector Pam TrevIllion, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “The two people that have been charged have been in custody for the last 48 hours, during which time they have been interviewed at length.

“We have presented details of these interviews as well as evidence gathered over the past two months to the Crown Prosecution Service, with whom we have worked closely.

“I continue to appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward and help us with this investigation by calling 101. All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

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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