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More time bid over paddock quiz man

Police are seeking a further extension to quiz a man in connection with the death of a mother-of-five who was stabbed to death in a paddock.

Penelope Davis, known as Pennie, was killed in the New Forest. Her body was discovered by her husband, Pete, in a field near Beaulieu, Hampshire, on September 2.

The 47-year-old supermarket worker, from Blackfield, died of multiple stab wounds, Hampshire Constabulary said.

A spokesman said: "Police investigating the murder of Pennie Davis in the New Forest will be applying to court this morning for a further extension to allow officers more time to question a 36-year-old man."

It comes after a woman appeared in court yesterday charged with assisting an offender and intending to pervert the course of justice.

Leanne Doyle, 24, of Beech Crescent, Hythe, appeared at Winchester Crown Court. She was released on bail and will reappear at the same court on October 1, a police spokesman said.

A 22-year-old man previously arrested on suspicion of murder and a 37-year-old man held on suspicion of assisting an offender have both been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Crimestoppers have offered a £5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Mrs Davis's killer or killers.

Her children, Sophie, Alex, Georgia, Daniel and Josef, and her husband, released a statement through police describing her murder as "long" and "agonising" and said they had been "overwhelmed by love and support".

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