Yarmouth man arrested over 1979 murder in Peterborough is bailed

Detectives investigating the murder of a 22-year-old woman 30 years ago today bailed a man from Great Yarmouth who was arrested on Friday.

The 53-year-old, who has not been named, was arrested alongside a 58-year-old man from Hampshire.

Both were questioned over the killing of Sally McGrath, who was found dead in near Peterborough in 1980.

Tonight Cambridgeshire police said both had now been bailed, pending further enquiries.

Officers recently reopened the case as part of cold case review into the killing of Miss McGrath and a series of rapes and attempted rapes in and around Peterborough, dating back to the early 1970s

Sally was last seen alive at about 3pm on July 11, 1979, at the Bull Hotel, in Westgate, Peterborough, in the company of a man.

Her body, naked except for a pair of boots, was found by a gamekeeper in March 1980, partially buried in woods to the west of the city.

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Det Supt Jeff Hill, who is leading the investigation, said: 'These were shocking crimes in which a young woman was brutally murdered and other young women were seriously sexually assaulted.

'We are committed in our efforts to secure justice for Sally and her family but we also need help from members of the public.'