Three arrests in Sam Mechelewski murder investigation

Murder inquiry: Sam Mechelewski

Murder inquiry: Sam Mechelewski - Credit: Archant

Police investigating the murder of Sam Mechelewski, 20, in Huntingdon have made three arrests.

A man in his 20s from Chatteris who was previously arrested on suspicion of murder and released under investigation has been re-arrested.

A man in his 20s from Brampton who was previously arrested on suspicion of murder and released with no further action has also been re-arrested.

A man in his late teens from Huntingdon has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

All three are currently in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station.


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The body of Sam Mechelewski, 20, was found by a member of the public at about 1pm on February 1 in a wooded area of Hinchingbrooke Country Park. A post mortem revealed he died as a result of a stab wound.

Sam was born in Hertfordshire, but moved to Huntingdon as a teenager. He went to Hinchingbrooke School and then Huntingdonshire Regional College.

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A post mortem revealed he died as a result of a stab wound.

Anyone with information regarding Sam’s murder should call police on 101 quoting CC-01022018-0198 or visit https://mipp.police.uk/operation/554. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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