Fifth man arrested on suspicion of Southampton murder
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A fifth man has been arrested in our investigation of a murder in Southampton.
Mark Noke, 64, died of a stab wound to his chest at his home in Warburton Road, Thornhill, in the early hours of Saturday, 25 February.
Today (7 March), at around 2.15pm, a 21-year-old man from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of murder, having attended Southampton Central Police Station. He remains in police custody.
This comes after officers arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of murder yesterday afternoon.
Last night, he was bailed with conditions while enquiries continue.
Acting Detective Chief Inspector Howard Broadribb is leading the investigation. He said: “We will continue to carry out disruptive and proactive activity to progress this investigation and deliver justice for Mark and his family.”
Three other men, aged 20, 23 and 31, from Southampton, were bailed on Friday as part of our investigation into Mark’s death.
Anyone with information can call 101 or report via our website, quoting Operation Hibiscus or the crime reference number 44230077698.