New searches in teenager mur­der probe

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY BEN MITCHELL

PO­LICE have car­ried out searches fol­low­ing a new lead in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mur­der of school­girl Lucy McHugh.

The body of the 13-year-old was found in wood­land at Southamp­ton Sports Cen­tre on July 26. She had been stabbed to death.

Po­lice have pre­vi­ously car­ried out ex­ten­sive searches in the sports cen­tre grounds, but the new search was in an area not pre­vi­ously tar­geted.

A Hamp­shire Po­lice spokesman said: “We can con­firm that we car­ried out new searches at Southamp­ton Sports Cen­tre as part of our on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Lucy McHugh’s mur­der.

“We were fol­low­ing a new line of en­quiry.”

Care worker Stephen Ni­chol­son (24) has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of Lucy’s mur­der.

He was jailed for 14 months in Au­gust over his re­fusal to hand over the pass­word to his Face­book ac­count.

Ni­chol­son re­mains on bail for his ar­rest on sus­pi­cion of mur­der and sex­ual ac­tiv­ity with a child.

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