'It was like they were arresting the Incredible Hulk': Britain's tallest murder suspect who stands at 7ft 3in is held after stabbings
- Gary Stretch put on wanted list after man was found dead on Saturday
- He left Newborough, Cambs, with tattooed lover Joanna Dennehy
- On Tuesday the couple were arrested 140 miles away in Herefordshire
One of the tallest men in Britain and his girlfriend who were wanted for murder were arrested yesterday after two men were stabbed in broad daylight - leaving one fighting for his life.
Gary Stretch, 47 - who stands at 7ft 3in - was put on a police force's wanted list after Kevin Lee, 48, was found knifed to death on Saturday morning near the A16 in Newborough, Cambridgeshire.
Stretch allegedly left the area with lover Joanna Dennehy, 30, after the body of Mr Lee was found in a ditch - and Cambridgeshire Constabulary launched a manhunt for the couple.
Arrested: Gary Stretch (left) allegedly left the Newborough area with tattooed lover Joanna Dennehy (right)
Stretch had last been seen with Dennehy, who has a green tattoo on her right cheek, but on Tuesday they were arrested after a number of ‘serious incidents’ took place 140 miles away in Herefordshire.
The incidents resulted in two men being stabbed in apparently random attacks. Today the couple were being questioned with three other men - all arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Dead: Kevin Lee was found knifed to death on Saturday in Newborough, Cambridgeshire
West Mercia Police confirmed a string of attacks had occurred in Herefordshire, which ended with the two men being taken to hospital with stab wounds. Both were described as ‘very poorly’.
West Mercia Police Superintendent Ivan Powell, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘We are continuing to investigate what took place in several different locations on Tuesday afternoon.
‘Forensic searches and house to house inquiries are ongoing. We have also seized two vehicles as part of our investigation.
‘We would like to reassure the public that these incidents were contained swiftly and we will continue to have a police presence in the area to provide support.’
Neighbours living in the area were shocked by the attacks which rocked their quiet community.
Barbara Baker, 40, said she saw one of the men being led away by police, adding: ‘It looked like they were arresting the Incredible Hulk or Bigfoot. I couldn't believe the size of him. It was terrifying.’
And another local resident, who did not wish to be named, added: ‘This kind of stuff doesn't happen around here - everybody is shocked. There are a lot of old people who are very worried now.’
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