Fifth person arrested over Pennie Davis murder

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A FIFTH arrest has been made in connection with the murder of Pennie Davis.

The former Chichester 47-year-old was stabbed in the New Forest, where she has moved, while she was tending to her horse on Monday, September 2.

A second woman has been arrested this morning by detectives (September 11). The 28-year-old from Hythe is currently being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

Also this morning, magistrates granted police a further 36 hours to detain in custody a 36-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder.

Two other people have been arrested in connection with the incident, and Leanne Doyle, 24, of Beech Crescent, Hythe, was charged with assisting an offender and intending to pervert the course of justice, in relation to the murder.

Police are asking people with information about Pennie’s murder to contact them in confidence.

In particular, they would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area of Pennie’s work at Sainsbury’s on Hampton Lane, Blackfield between 1.30 and 3pm, Tuesday, September 2.

Pennie, a 47-year-old mum of five from Blackfield, left work and drove in her dark green Toyota Land Cruiser to the field by Leygreen Farm near Beaulieu where she was found later that afternoon. She suffered multiple stab wounds.