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Christchurch murder: Teenage girl arrested as part of investigation into murder of 35-year-old Edward Reeve

A 15-year-old girl has been arrested as part of an investigation in to the murder of a man in Dorset.

The 15-year-old was detained on suspicion of assisting an offender, after the death of Edward Reeve, 35, last week, Dorset Police said.

Mr Reeve’s body was discovered at a property on Heath Road in Christchurch last week, prompting a murder investigation.

Two boys, both 16, from Christchurch and Bournemouth, are also in custody on suspicion of murder.

Police leading the investigation into the death are now appealing for CCTV footage from the Heath Road area in the days building up to the discovery of Mr Reeve’s body.

Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, who is leading the investigation, said: “We have continued with our investigation and have been able to find out further details.

“I am grateful for all the information we have received from the public so far, but I am now appealing with regards to a wider time frame as previously given.

“Therefore, I urge residents and motorists in the area of Heath Road to please check any CCTV systems or dashcam footage from Wednesday 29 December 2021 to Tuesday 4 January 2022 and to report any suspicious activity they may have witnessed during this time period.

“As highlighted before, officers remain in the area carrying out enquiries and can be approached by members of the community with any information or concerns.”

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