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Further arrests made in Ryde as part of Operation Amaryllis

Officers investigating the death of 33-year-old Scott Cooper in Ryde have made further arrests



Police attended a flat in George Street on the afternoon of Tuesday 4 January where the body of Scott, who was from Newport, was discovered.


Today (Tuesday 15 March), as part of this investigation, officers conducted warrants at addresses including: George Street, Warwick Street, Star Street, and Quarry Road in Ryde.


During this activity, a 25-year-old man and a 41-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.


In addition, two men who were previously arrested on suspicion of murder – a 28-year-old and a 29-year-old – were re-arrested today on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.


All four men remain in custody at this time. 


Officers remain in the Ryde area today carrying out enquiries and police would like to thank the public and businesses for their patience and support.


Officers continue to ask anyone who has information that may assist their investigation to call 101 quoting Operation Amaryllis or 44220003393. You can also submit information via the following online form: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/


Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org