Saturday, March 17, 2007

Second Man Held in Cliftonville Murder

The BBC reports that a second man has been arrested by police investigating the murder of David Gavin, 26, who was discovered at his flat in Athelstan Road, on Wednesday night.

The 23-year-old man is being questioned at a police station in Kent, a police spokeswoman said.

Officers are continuing to hold a 28-year-old man arrested on Thursday after being given an extra 30 hours.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact Kent Police or Crimestoppers.

More than 50 officers are working on the investigation. A post-mortem examination revealed that David Gavin died from stab wounds.

The victim was seen having an argument in Athelstan Road earlier on Wednesday, which involved more than one person.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

TV reports last night said that the second arrest was female.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only person not to be surprised that this incident occurred the same day as a 16 year old was murdered in London. One makes the national press the other doesn't. The only difference I can see is one incident involved an African immigrant, the other did not though I could be wrong. Maybe it's just me that finds this perplexing.

Anonymous said...

maybe the difference is the young man in london was hounded by a gang of youths shouting"kill him)and the incident in clifonville was between 2 adults and an argument.still TOTALLY wrong and a very scary world we all live in...

Anonymous said...

The buzz on the street is that a dispute over drugs money (pusher/dealer) with an Albanian connection led to the attack; when will we see guns being used in Thanet to sort out drugs debts?

Anonymous said...

The buzz on the street is that a dispute over drugs money (pusher/dealer) with an Albanian connection led to the attack

Some more diversity to celebrate then courtesy of Labour's "open door" immigration policy?