A 47-year-old man who is wanted in connection with the death of a clergyman at his vicarage near Bristol has been arrested in Kent, police said.

Stephen Farrow, who was spotted in the Hastings and Rother area of East Sussex, was arrested in Folkestone at 04:20 GMT Sunday on suspicion of the murder of the Reverend John Suddards.

Suddards was the vicar of St Mary's Church in Thornbury, and was found stabbed to death at the vicarage Tuesday.

On Saturday, Avon and Somerset Constabulary police named Farrow as a suspect, warning the local public to stay away from him.

The Kent police said that he had been arrested at a property in Black Bull Road, Folkestone, after they received information on his whereabouts from a member of the public.

A postmortem report revealed that Suddards had died from multiple stab wounds.

Earlier, police had arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of the murder, but he had been released without charge on police bail.

The police said that they had detained a white Citroen van from a property about a mile from the vicarage late Tuesday night, BBC reported.