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Newbury man re-arrested in historic murder probe



A man has reportedly been re-arrested in the Newbury area for a murder that took place in West Yorkshire in 1965.

It is being reported that the man arrested is 79-year-old, Peter Pickering.

West Yorkshire Police said following continued enquiries into the murder of 14-year-old Elsie Frost who was discovered stabbed to death in Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire on October 9 1965, West Yorkshire Police have today re-arrested a 79-year-old man on suspicion of her murder. He has also been arrested in connection with an unconnected offence of kidnap and rape which occurred in 1972.  

They added: "The arrested man has been taken to a police station within the Thames Valley force area where he will be interviewed by detectives from West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team."


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