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Man arrested in Adrian Locke murder investigation
12:30pm Friday 4th January 2013 in News
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Droitwich resident Adrian Locke.
Paramedics found Mr Locke, aged 39 of Wych Road, Droitwich, with stab wounds outside 42a Teme Road in the Tolladine area of Worcester on Wednesday evening. Despite their efforts, he was confirmed dead at the scene by a doctor a short time later.
A post mortem examination took place yesterday and it determined the cause of death was a stab wound to the torso. A knife has been recovered from number 42a and is undergoing forensic examinations. Further searches are being conducted today at the maisonette.
A man in his 20s was arrested in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at Worcester Police Station.
Chief Inspector Paul Kinsella said: "This is a fast-moving investigation and while our officers have made a lot of progress in a short time, we are still only in the very early stages of the inquiry.
"Although we have a man in custody, we are looking into whether more than one person was involved in the attack on Adrian Locke. I want to repeat our appeals for anyone with information to come forward.
"We are particularly interested in Adrian's whereabouts between 5pm and 7.20pm.
"We need to trace anyone who was at the scene when he was found, particularly before the emergency services arrived. We are especially keen to hear from anyone who saw someone or some people make off from the scene, whether that was on foot, by bike or in a vehicle.
"We want to hear from anyone who visited number 42a or knew who was there that day. If you were in the Teme Road area last night and saw or heard any suspicious activity or any kind, please call us."
An incident room has been set up at Worcester Police Station and anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, quoting the incident reference 514s 02/01/13.
Details may also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.