Becky Watts’ stepbrother and his girlfriend held as murder suspects

Becky Watts
Becky Watts

Becky Watts stepbrother Nathan Matthews and his girlfriend Shauna Phillips are being held by police for questioning after the discovery of her body parts yesterday.

The two, aged 28 and 21 have been in police custody since Saturday and can be held for an additional 24 hours before charge.

Body parts discovered at a home in Bristol, UK, yesterday were confirmed to belong to Becky.

A further five people were arrested yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender.

"We are devastated to be told of this latest development,” said a statement released on behalf of Becky’s family.

"We are at an utter loss to understand why anyone would want to hurt our beautiful Becky in such a brutal way.

"We are grateful to the police for all they have done and are continuing to do in this investigation.