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The courts have granted another extension to three men in custody while officers investigate a Southampton murder.
Yesterday afternoon (2 March), at Southampton Magistrates’ Court, magistrates granted a 31-hour extension for police to keep the three men, aged 20, 23 and 31, in custody.
This follows an extension granted on Wednesday morning.
They were arrested in the early hours of Tuesday morning at addresses in International Way and Bursledon Road in Southampton, on suspicion of the murder of Mark Noke.
The 64-year-old died of a stab wound to his chest at his home in Warburton Road, Thornhill, in the early hours of Saturday, 25 February.
DI Howard Broadribb is the senior investigating officer. He said: “This is a sprawling investigation which continues at pace and our officers and staff continue to work through a large number of enquiries.
“Our witness appeal continues, so if you saw anything suspicious between 9pm on Friday, 24 February and 2am on Saturday, 25 February, or have any dash cam, CCTV, ring doorbell or mobile footage that could help us, please get in touch.”
Call 101 or report via our website, quoting Operation Hibiscus or the crime reference number 44230077698.
You can also send us information including CCTV footage online by going to https://mipp.police.uk/operation/44HC23W01-PO1 quoting the same reference number.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org