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Woman arrested in connection with Cambridgeshire park murder investigation

A woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of Sam Mechelewski, 20, whose body was found..

By admin , in Cambridge , at March 27, 2018

A woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of Sam Mechelewski, 20, whose body was found in a Cambridgeshire park.

This morning (March 27) a woman in her 20s from Huntingdon was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and assisting an offender. She remains in custody at Parkside police station.

Sams body 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.

Metropolitan Police divers search a pond near Hinchingbrooke Country Park as part of a probe into the murder of Sam Mechelewski. Picture: David Johnson (Image: David Johnson)

Last week (March 20) police put up posters around Huntingdon in a renewed attempt to catch Sam's killer.

The investigation is still ongoing and officers are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about Sam's death to come forward.

A man who was arrested on suspicion of murder was later released under investigation.

The search for answers continues

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

Earlier this month Sam's mother made an emotional plea to catch his killer, saying that the family's world had "been knocked off its axis" since his death.

(Image: Cambridgeshire police)

Grace Groom, 52, said: “Sam was a very gentle child, very quiet. He was never the leader, was always the follower. When his brother said lets climb the apple tree, Sam would follow. He was very loving, just like anybody elses little boy.

“About a week before his murder I was watching him leave and he walked along the path probably about 10 to 15 metres. He didnt even turn around, but he just said: I love you Mum.

“Our lives will never be the same. Our whole world has been knocked off its axis. Nobody deserves to end their life like this. Nobody.

(Image: Grace Groom/Cambridgeshire police)

“If you have any information please contact the police. If you need to give it anonymously phone the Crimestoppers number. Please come forward. Please give us the answers that we need. Please help us find the people who did this.”

Anyone with information regarding Sams death 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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