Rikki Neave murder update; Man arrested

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Rikki Neave murder update; Man arrested

Detectives investigating the murder of six-year-old Rikki Neave have arrested a man in connection with his murder.

The man, who is in his 30s and from Peterborough, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at a police station in Cambridgeshire.

He was arrested in Peterborough this morning by officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit.

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 28th.

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.

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 been methodically 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.

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