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Update: Murder investigation, Callington

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Police make sixth arrest

Detectives have made a sixth arrest in relation to the murder of a 22-year-old man near Callington.

A 39-year-old woman from St Ive, Cornwall, was arrested yesterday, Thursday 21 May, on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and has been released on police bail until the end of June.

Callum Hill, 22, from Plymouth, was found seriously injured at Kit Hill on Saturday 26 March and died two days later from his injuries.

Detective Inspector Rob Back, from the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “This investigation remains a high priority for our team of detectives and we would like to once again thank the community within East Cornwall for their support.”

A 24-year-old man from Callington, a 37-year-old man and a 29-year-old man from Gunnislake, have all been arrested on suspicion of murder.

In addition, a 38-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, both from Callington, have been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a 37-year-old man – one of the murder suspects – during the same incident.

All suspects have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Detectives believe this to be an isolated incident between a group of males known to each other. 


Police make further arrest

Police have made a further arrest in connection with the suspected murder of a 22-year-old man at Kit Hill near Callington on Saturday 26 March.

A 24-year-old man from Callington has been arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Rob Back, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “This is a complex enquiry and I’d like to thanks the communities in East Cornwall for their support as we continue our investigation.”

A 37-year-old man and a 29-year-old man from Gunnislake have been arrested on suspicion of murder of the 22-year-old man.

In addition, a 38-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, both from Callington, have been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a 37-year-old man during the same incident.

All suspects have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

The 37-year-old murder suspect – who is the victim of the attempted murder – was recalled to prison, from hospital, on licence for previous offences on April 1. He has been placed on notional police bail for murder while enquiries continue.

Officers believe this to be an isolated incident between a group of males known to each other. 


Police treating as isolated incident

Police are treating a murder enquiry as an isolated incident and would like to thank the public for their support.

Officers have clarified the arrests made in connection with the incident.

A 22-year-old man from Plymouth was seriously injured and taken to hospital after an incident at Kit Hill near Callington, at around 9.30pm on Thursday 26 March. He later died from his injuries on Saturday 28 March.

A 37-year-old man and a 29-year-old man, both from Gunnislake, have been arrested on suspicion of murder of the 22-year-old man.

In addition, a 38-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, both from Callington, have been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a 37-year-old man during the same incident.

Three of the suspects are on police bail having been interviewed by detectives from the Major Crime Team.

Meanwhile, the 37-year-old suspect remains under police guard in Derriford Hospital where he is recovering from multiple injuries which he sustained during the same incident.

Officers believe this to be an isolated incident between a group of males known to each other. 

At this time police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murder or attempted murder.

Detective Inspector Rob Back, said: “This has been a very fast moving enquiry and I would like to thank the communities within East Cornwall for all the support they have provided, particularly those who have been socially distancing or self-isolating.

“Should anybody have information about this incident I would urge them to contact us on 101 quoting reference CR/025664/20. Alternatively, should they wish to remain anonymous, information can be provided to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”


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