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Keith Soons was found stabbed in the head in Cheltenham on February 5

Keith Soons was found stabbed in the head in Cheltenham on February 5

Keith's partner Sam Ramsey urged anyone with information to contact police

Keith's partner Sam Ramsey urged anyone with information to contact police

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Keith Soons was found stabbed in the head in Cheltenham on February 5

Two men have been arrested over the murder of a man believed to have been killed for his iPhone, police said.

Keith Soons was stabbed in the head in Cheltenham with what detectives believe was a screwdriver-type weapon.

The 36-year-old, from Gloucester, was found in Wellington Lane by a member of the public at around 8am on February 5. He died in hospital later that day.

Gloucestershire Police said a 26-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, both from Cheltenham, were arrested on suspicion of murder. Last week three men, aged 26, 27 and 28, were also arrested but have been released on police bail.

Preliminary results from a post-mortem examination show that Mr Soons is likely to have died from a penetrative puncture wound to the side of his head.

Detectives believe this may have been caused by a screwdriver-type weapon as the fashion chain worker attempted to get his iPhone 4 back.

Mr Soons' distinctive silver-coloured "DAD" ring, which he was given by his partner, Sam Ramsey, was also missing, along with his Lloyds TSB debit card which was inside his leather iPhone 4 Griffin Elan passport wallet.

A week ago, Miss Ramsey, 23, the mother of his eight-month-old daughter Tilly, made an emotional appeal for information.

"Keith was a lovely man, he was a funny man. Even when he smiled, even his smile would make you laugh," Miss Ramsey said.

"He was not violent, he was not nasty. I actually can't understand why anybody would do something like this to Keith at all. Whoever's killed Keith must be brought to justice. If you know anything or have heard anything, please tell the police and let them decide what's important and what's not important."

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