MURDER detectives have until 11pm tonight to continue to question a man on suspicion of killing missing Newbridge man Kyle Vaughan.

Gwent police secured an extension which meant they could continue to question a 24-year-old man from Blackwood on suspicion of Mr Vaughan’s murder, as the hunt for Kyle continues.

A 22-year-old woman from the Newbridge area, arrested on Friday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The new developments came as police braved the freezing temperatures throughout the weekend to continue the hunt for the missing Mr Vaughan.

Gwent police have been searching the river Ebbw close to where Mr Vaughan’s damaged silver Peugeot 306 was found on the A467 between Cross Keys and Risca on December 30.

Officers were supported by search and rescue teams from SARA in Beachley, near Chepstow on Saturday as the hunt for the ex-Cwmcarn High School pupil moves into its fourth week.

Mr Vaughan, who works at the Pot Noodle factory in Crumlin, was believed to be wearing a dark coloured beanie hat, a dark coloured t-shirt, 3⁄4 length denim shorts, white trainers, and a gold chain on the night of his disappearance.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.

The total number of arrests made in the case has now risen to six.

As well as the man still in police custody on suspicion of murder and the 22-year-old woman bailed today, a 27-year-old man from Blackwood, was arrested on suspicion of murder on January 10.

He was subsequently released by police on January 14.

A 21-year-old man from Newbridge and a 15-year-old boy from Abercarn, both arrested on January 13 on suspicion of assisting an offender were released on police bail on January 14, pending further enquiries.

A 62-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice on January 11 was also released on bail on January 13 pending further enquiries.