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Two arrests in councillor murder

Peter Solheim
Peter Solheim's body was found floating five miles off-shore

Two people have been arrested by police investigating the murder of a 56-year-old parish councillor whose body was found by fishermen five years ago.

The body of Peter Solheim, from Carnkie, Cornwall, was found five miles off-shore in 2004.

Two men, both 38 and from the area, were arrested on suspicion of murder as part of ongoing investigations into the death, police said.

A woman was found guilty of conspiring to murder Mr Solheim in 2006.

Mr Solheim's body was found floating in the sea, south east of Black Head, on the Lizard, on 18 June 2004. He had last been seen alive two days earlier.

The father-of-two, who was a pagan and member of the druid community, had been drugged and mutilated with a machete or axe before he died from drowning.

Mr Solheim's ex-lover, Margaret James, 58, from Porthoustock, was jailed for 20 years in 2006 for her part in his death.



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