Two further arrests over ex-navy officer’s murder in Chorlton


Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers investigating the murder of Mike Samwell in Chorlton have made two further arrests.

On Sunday 23 April 2017, around 3am, police were called to an address in Chorlton. They responded to reports that 35-year-old Mike had been hit by his own car as he tried to stop thieves from stealing it.

Mr Samwell was taken to hospital for treatment but he sadly died a short time later.

On 26 April, a 29-year-old man from South Manchester was arrested on suspicion of murder and burglary.  The following day a 15-year-old boy from South Manchester was also arrested on suspicion of murder and burglary.

They both remain in police custody for questioning.

Two men aged 20 and 21 who were arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Lewis Hughes, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “This has been a fast-moving investigation and we have made significant progress since Mike’s murder and have now arrested two more people who will be questioned by detectives later today.

“However, our enquiries do not end there and we will continue to move forward with the investigation but we still need the public’s help.

“If you have any information that you believe can help us then I would urge you to please contact police immediately”.

CCTV footage which you think could be of interest can be sent to police using this DropBox link:

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