Wisbech murder suspect has bail cancelled through lack of evidence as £10,000 to find Lithuanian worker’s killer offered by Crimestoppers

Ricardas Puisys, who went missing in September 2015.

Ricardas Puisys, who went missing in September 2015. - Credit: Archant

A £10,000 reward to find the killer of a Lithuanian factory worker from Wisbech was announced on the day police revealed a 31 year-old man suspect has had his bail cancelled.

A police spokesman said: “The 31-year-old man from Wisbech who was arrested in connection with the murder of Ricardas Puisys has had his bail cancelled due to insufficient evidence at this time.”

Ricardas was last seen at his place of work at Nightlayer Leek Company, in Dean Drove, Iretons Way, Chatteris, on September 26.

The spokesman said: “Due to the length of time he had been missing, coupled with the unexpected nature of his disappearance, a murder investigation was launched by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit in November last year after detectives seemed the circumstances to be suspicious.”

Crimestoppers has today offered a £10,000 reward for information they receive which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Ricardas’ disappearance.


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Mr Puisys, who was 35 when he went missing, was originally from Lithuania. He was last seen at his place of work as a fruit and vegetable wholesaler at Nightlayer Leek Company.

Roger Critchell, Director of Operations at the charity Crimestoppers, said: “The suspicious disappearance of this man is a total mystery. One minute he was at work with colleagues at a factory and then he is never seen again. Someone somewhere must know what has happened.

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“This is why we are offering a substantial reward and are urging anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers anonymously. We won’t ask for your personal details, you won’t have to speak to the police, and you won’t have to go to court.”

If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

The reward will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Information passed directly to police will not qualify.

Following his disappearance, police turned up at the home of Mr Puisys in Cannon Street, Wisbech, where they conducted a week long search but to no avail.

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