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A 21 year old German videogamer, particularly fond of the series Advance Wars, is being held on suspicions of killing Matthew Pyke in Nottingham. Matthew ran a forum dedicated to Advance Wars, which the supposed killer also frequented. The two appeared to know each other but after an argument taking place over the forum the suspect was believed to have traveled to the the man's apartment and murdered him with a knife.
A German computer gamer is being held in connection with the murder of a British university student after an apparent cyberspace dispute escalated into a killing.
The 21-year-old from a town near Frankfurt is accused of travelling to the UK to murder Matthew Pyke, 20, who was found last Friday.
Police are exploring the possibility that the two men fell out over Wars Central, Pyke's discussion forum.
Pyke's girlfriend, Joanna Witton, discovered his body with several stab wounds at their Nottingham city centre flat. There were no signs of forced entry leading to police to believe the dead man may have known his killer.
The two men are believed to have made contact via Pyke's forum, an internet site he ran with Witton.
The suspect, who has not been named by police, was tracked through internet postings and arrested in Limburg-Weilburg, near Frankfurt, on Wednesday evening on suspicion of murder. Extradition proceedings are under way.
- Man Arrested Over Advance Wars Forum Murder (kotaku.com)
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