Local woman arrested in Clifford Clarke murder inquiry is bailed

Cliff Clarke, who was murdered in Uppingham in 2000.
Cliff Clarke, who was murdered in Uppingham in 2000.
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A WOMAN arrested in connection with the murder of Clifford Clarke in Uppingham 12 years ago has been bailed.

The 27-year-old was arrested yesterday (Tuesday) as part of the relaunched investigation into Mr Clarke’s murder on September 10, 2000.

The woman was released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Police have today confirmed that she was “local to the Uppingham area at the time of the incident”.

Officers from the East Midlands Major Crime Team reappealed for information about the murder last month after forensic techniques, which were not around at the time of Mr Clarke’s death, unveiled new information.

A £5,000 reward is being offered by Crimestoppers for information which helps catch and convict the offender of the murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Castle, senior investigating officer, said: “We are making some excellent progress with our investigation so far and the public have been a great help, but I’m sure there are others that could come forward with information.

“Even though we have someone arrested our enquiries aren’t over and I would still urge anyone who can help to call police or Crimestoppers.”

Mr Castle said it was not too late for members of the public to help solve the investigation.

“Forensic science has come on in recent years and there are now new techniques around which were not available to us at the time of the incident and these will help us look at our evidence.

“I would urge anyone who knows anything to come forward and contact us, before we contact you. What you know could help solve this murder and provide closure to the family.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leicestershire Police on 101 and quote Operation Magnet or to qualify for the reward call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.