Police bail man in connection with Rikki Neave murder
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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.
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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 email@example.com. Alternatively, you can give information anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.