UPDATE: Two men bailed by police investigating murder of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown

10:02 19 June 2014

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Two men have been bailed by police investigating the murder of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown.

Heading up the Una Crown  investigation is Det Chief Inspector Sharn Basra.Picture: Steve Williams.Heading up the Una Crown investigation is Det Chief Inspector Sharn Basra.Picture: Steve Williams.

Detectives investigating the killing of the 86-year-old arrested a 40-year-old man in March and a 36-year-old man in Wisbech at about 8am on Tuesday.

Officers also carried out searches at addresses in March and Wisbech.

Two men were held at Thorpe Wood Police Station, in Peterborough. On Wednesday night, both were bailed until July 22.

The arrests come a month after the investigation was re-launched with a fresh team of detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit.

The renewed appeal led to several people coming forward with information.

Mrs Crown was last seen alive on Friday, January 11, last year, but had spoken to a friend by telephone at about 5pm on the Saturday. Her body was discovered by a family member at her home in Magazine Lane the following morning.

She had been repeatedly stabbed and then set on fire in an apparent attempt to disguise her injuries and destroy evidence.

Detective Chief Inspector Sharn Basra said: “We have really been encouraged by the response from the public so far.

“We believe there are people out there with information who we haven’t spoken to and I would urge them to call police.”

A £10,000 Crimestoppers reward is on offer for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder.

Anyone with any information should call police on 01707 355666 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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