Murder investigation launched after Newcastle student James Steen is found dead

Three men arrested after 23-year-old’s body is discovered in Rugby

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a Newcastle University student was found dead.

The body of 23-year-old James Steen was discovered at a house in Rugby on Saturday.

Warwickshire Police say they have arrested three men who live in the area and released them on bail.

The street where Mr Steen was found

The street where Mr Steen was found

A police spokeswoman said: “Shortly after 6am on Saturday the Ambulance Service alerted police to the death of James Steen, a 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland, at a home in Wood Street.

“His death is currently being treated as unexplained but as part of police enquiries three local men, aged 31, 29 and 25, were arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday morning.

“They were interviewed over the weekend and have since been bailed until September while investigations continue. Mr Steen’s next of kin have been informed.”