Arrest made in case of murdered businessman and missing family

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Detectives investigating the killing of a businessman and the suspected murder of four members of his family have arrested a man, thought to be one of three key suspects.

The man arrested in connection with the murder of Amarjit Chohan is believed to be Peter Douglas Rees, 38.

The body of Mr Chohan, 46, of Hounslow, west London, was found in the sea near Bournemouth pier last month. He disappeared at the same time as his two baby sons, wife and mother-in-law around 16 February. None of them has been seen alive since.

Ten days ago, Scotland Yard put out an appeal to find Mr Rees, who was described as a "close associate" of two murder suspects, Ken Regan, 54, also known as Avery, and William Horncy, 51, alias Smith. Both men were known to have boarded a ferry at Dover at the beginning of the month.

Before being put in the sea, Mr Chohan suffered a violent death and was buried for a time in a field near Stoodleigh in Devon.

Mr Rees was being interviewed at a police station in central London last night.