A SEVENTEENTH person has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a Basingstoke father - more than a year and a half since he was attacked.

A 26-year-old man from Basingstoke has been arrested today (May 26) on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

He remains in custody at this time.

Frazer Brabant was assaulted on Halloween 2019, and died in January 2020 as a result of his injuries.

He was attacked in Gershwin Road, Brighton Hill.

The latest person to be arrested is the seventeenth to be taken into custody since the attack in October 2019.

Five people were arrested in October 2020, six people were arrested back in June 2020, a further five people were arrested in November 19, 2019, and a 22-year-old man was arrested in December 2020.

All have since been released under investigation.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said that the force was "committed" to finding Brabant's killer.

They said: "This remains an active investigation, and Hampshire Constabulary remain committed to bringing those responsible for Frazer’s death to justice, no matter how long it takes.

"We continue to encourage anyone with information to phone 101 quoting Operation Enhance. It is not too late to come forward with any information that could assist us with our investigation."

A cash reward was issued by the charity Crimestoppers last year, which offered £10,000 for information that led to the arrest of Brabant's killers.