Murder probe after man’s body is pulled from reservoir in Cornwall with stab wounds


Murder probe after man’s body is pulled from reservoir in Cornwall with stab wounds as police arrest 50-year-old

  • Police were called on Thursday following reports of a body spotted in the water
  • The man, whose identity remans a mystery, was pronounced dead at the scene
  • A 50-year-old man with ‘links to Cornwall’ arrested today as enquiries continue  

Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man with a stab would to his chest was found in a reservoir.

Officers were called to Drift Service Reservoir near Penzance on Thursday following reports of a body in the water.

When ambulance crews started CPR they discovered the wound to his chest and the man, said to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries into the man’s identity and next of kin are continuing. 

Police have today made an arrest  following the discovery of a body on Thursday

A 50-year-old man ‘with links to Cornwall’ was arrested today.

Detective Inspector Steve Hambly, from Devon and Cornwall Police Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “We’re in the early stages of our investigation to establish the circumstances that led to the death of this man.

“Scene guards remain in place at locations in St Ives and Penzance whilst officers continue enquiries, and these are expected to remain in place over the weekend.

“I’m keen to hear from any members of the public who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area of Drift Reservoir or Lelant through the period between Monday 15 February and Thursday 18 February.

“Anyone with any information which may assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 686 18/02/21.”

Enquiries were carried out in Cornwall and in Warwickshire.

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