Police bail man in connection with Rikki Neave murder

Rikki Neave

Rikki Neave - Credit: Archant

A man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on police bail.

Detectives investigating the murder of six-year-old Rikki Neave in 1994 arrested the man in his 30s on Tuesday 19 April at an address in Peterborough.

He was taken to a police station in Cambridgeshire.

Yesterday evening he was released on police bail until June 15.

Rikki Neave was six-years-old when he was murdered in Peterborough in November, 1994. He was last seen leaving for school at around 9am on the morning of November 28.

Rikki’s body was found in a wooded area of Eye Road, close to Willoughby Court at 12.05pm the following day - five minutes’ walk from his house in the Welland Estate.

A post mortem examination concluded that Rikki had died as a result of a compression of the neck – strangulation.

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In June last year (2015), officers from the three-force Major Crime Unit relaunched the investigation into Rikki’s murder with a team of dedicated officers and specialists assigned.

Over the past ten months officers have methodically been building a timeline of Rikki’s last movements and made a national appeal for help via the BBC’s Crimewatch programme.

Anyone with information about Rikki’s death should contact police on 01480 425882 or email operation.mansell@cambs.pnn.police.uk. Alternatively, you can give information anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.