Revelations that Becky Watts step brother is being held in police custody and questioned for the murder of Becky has sent shock waves through the community and those that knew her and her family.
Along with his 21 year old girlfriend Shauna Phillips, Nathan Mathews 28 can be held and questioned by the police until later today. Detectives were on Tuesday afternoon granted another 24 hours to question Matthews and Phillips, who were arrested on Saturday. Becky was last seen on the 19th of February and acting on information received, police officers went to a house at Barton Court in the Barton Hill area of the city and body parts were found at the house.
Naturally Becky’s family have been lefty totally devastated by the news following the finding of the body parts, which were found in the house that is only a mile and a half away from where Becky lived. The search for Becky, which has taken place since she was reported to be missing on Friday 20th February, involved a social media campaign which has reached more than four million people worldwide.
In addition to the Stepbrother and his girlfriend, five other people have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, four men and a woman, none of whom as yet have been named, are two men aged 29, two aged 23 and a woman who is aged 23 and they were taken into custody as a result of the find of the body parts.
The local church near the family home, St Ambrose is to be open 10:30 to 21:00 on Wednesday and Thursday, where people can light candles and sign the book of condolence which has been left there, in the teenager’s memory.