Nottingham murder linked to gaming website row
A man has been arrested in Germany over the killing of a website administrator who was found stabbed to death in Nottingham.
Matthew Pyke ran an online forum dedicated to the Nintendo game Advanced Wars, where the suspect David Heiss was a regular poster under the alias Eagle the Lightening. It is believed that Heiss flew to the UK to kill Pyke after an altercation on the website.
Suspicions were aroused after Heiss sent a Facebook message to Pyke’s girlfriend after the murder. “I will pray for you. You must be suffering unbelievable pain. I’m sorry for having caused so much trouble lately. I hope you won’t lose all your hope. We will be there for you,” wrote Heiss, according to a report in The Times.
Heiss is now in custody, and the UK and German police forces are discussing a possible extradition to England for questioning.
“Limburg-Weilburg police have arrested a 21-year-old man from the rural district of Limburg on suspicion of murder,” reads a statement from the German police force. “He was arrested by officers from the West-Hessen police headquarters in Hunfelden on suspicion that on 19 September he killed a man in Nottingham with a knife,”
The site is currently closed to the public explains a brief message posted on the homepage by a user named eggy.
“Due to recent events I have decided to disable any new registrations to the forums at present. This is only temporary, but I feel it is best. Secondly, guests are now no longer allowed to view the forums. This is because I wish to protect the privacy of our members,” says the post.