A MAN has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Adrian Locke in Worcester.

A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of murder in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning and is currently in custody at Worcester Police Station.

As previously reported by your Worcester News, paramedics found Mr Locke, aged 39, with stab wounds on Wednesday night outside 42a Teme Road in the Tolladine area of the city.

Despite their efforts, he was confirmed dead at the scene by a doctor soon after.

A post mortem examination conducted yesterday revealed the cause of death was a stab wound to the torso.

A knife has been recovered from 42a and is undergoing forensic examinations. Further searches are being conducted today at the maisonette.

Chief Inspector Paul Kinsella said: "This is a fast-moving investigation and while our officers have made a lot of progress in a short time, we are still only in the very early stages of the inquiry.

"Although we have a man in custody, we are looking into whether more than one person was involved in the attack on Adrian Locke. I want to repeat our appeals for anyone with information to come forward.

"We are particularly interested in Adrian's whereabouts between 5pm and 7.20pm.

"We need to trace anyone who was at the scene when he was found, particularly before the emergency services arrived. We are especially keen to hear from anyone who saw someone or some people make off from the scene, whether that was on foot, by bike or in a vehicle.

"We want to hear from anyone who visited 42a or knew who was there that day. If you were in the Teme Road area last night and saw or heard any suspicious activity or any kind, please call us."

An incident room has been set up at Worcester Police Station and anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, quoting the incident reference 514-S-02/01/13, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.