Two Bailed Over Murder Of Wisbech Pensioner

Two men, arrested earlier this week, have now been bailed by police, over the murder of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown.

The arrests come a month after the investigation was re-launched with a fresh team of detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit.

Mrs Crown was last seen alive on Friday, January 11, last year, but had spoken to a friend by telephone at about 5pm on the Saturday.

Her body was discovered by a family member at her home in Magazine Lane the following morning.

She had been repeatedly stabbed and then set on fire in an apparent attempt to disguise her injuries and destroy evidence.

Detective Chief Inspector Sharn Basra, who is leading the investigation said, "We have really been encouraged by the response from the public so far.

"We believe there are people out there with information who we haven't spoken to and I would urge them to call police."

A £10,000 Crimestoppers reward is on offer for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder.

Anyone with any information should call police on 01707 355666 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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