A convicted thief has reportedly been arrested over the killing of Helsby adventurer Steve Nash , who was in the midst of a paragliding trip in Mongolia when he was fatally stabbed during a robbery.
The body of 53-year-old Mr Nash, of Sandy Lane, was discovered on September 1 in the Arkhangai province.
He was halfway through an expedition across the remote Khangai Nuruu mountain range when he was attacked.
Now police in Mongolia have announced the arrest of a 31-year-old man who was found in possession of a passport believed to have been taken from Mr Nash and around $400 in local currency, according to Associated Press.
Police spokesman Baatarkhuu Buyant said the suspect, who is identified only by his first initial T, received a suspended sentence earlier this year for stealing.
Mr Buyant also revealed that chartered engineer Mr Nash had been stabbed in the chest and died of blood loss.
Mr Nash had been travelling with his friend Gareth Aston, but decided to carry on alone when Mr Aston was forced to pull out due to injury.
He was an experienced paraglider and had plenty of food and supplies with him, but his wife Shirley became concerned when updates ceased on his satellite tracking system, which they were monitoring online.
Donations and tributes have flooded in on a JustGiving page Mr Nash set up last year to raise money for the Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation, at his family's request.
There, friends and well-wishers have paid tribute to an 'exceptional gentleman' and a 'true enthusiast of life'.