A NEW witness is being sought by police investigating the gangland murder of Reece James Menzies in Bournemouth.

Investigations have led officers to believe a woman with shoulder length hair was in the area and may have witnessed something around the time the 21-year-old was brutally murdered.

The young father was shot in the face in Roumelia Lane at 2.15am on Wednesday, July 25.

Police revealed today that a total of three men from London were arrested on suspicion of murder earlier this week. And Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Connolly, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said Tuesday’s arrests were as a result of recent media appeals and enquiries.

He said; “We continue to appeal for anyone with any information about a silver Audi A3, in the area around the time of Reece’s death, to come forward.

“Further enquiries lead us to believe that this vehicle was driven along Windsor Road at around 1.30am.

“We understand that a white woman, with shoulder-length hair, was walking along Windsor Road toward Sea Road at around this time.

“I am appealing for this woman to contact police at the earliest opportunity – she may be an important witness.

“I would also urge anyone who was in the Windsor Road area who may have seen a vehicle there between 1.30am to 2.15am, and anyone who has any information about the occupants of this car, to contact police, in confidence, as soon as possible.”

On Tuesday Dorset Police joined forces with the Metropolitan Police, including officers from Operation Trident, and executed warrants at different addresses in London to arrest 22 and 33-year-old suspects.

Then Kent police helped apprehend the third man, aged 24 and also from London, in the Folkestone area.

And forensic experts have been searching all the addresses they visited to make the arrests to try and uncover further evidence.