Bailed Suspect In Rikki Neave Case Leaves Country

18 July 2016, 17:11

The suspect in the historic murder of Rikki Neave in Peterborough has left the country whilst on police bail.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson said: "We have reason to believe that the 35-year-old man from Peterborough who was arrested in connection with the historic murder of six-year-old Rikki Neave left the country while on police bail.

"We have been in communication with him and are working with him and partner agencies in order for him to return to the UK promptly.

"He remains on police bail to return to a Cambridgeshire police station on September 20."

Rikki Neave was last seen leaving his home on the Welland Estate to go to school on November 28th 1994.

His body was found in woodland the next day off Eye Road, close to Willoughby Court, and five minutes' walk from his home.

A post mortem examination concluded that Rikki had died as a result of a compression of the neck - strangulation.

Officers from the Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit relaunched the investigation into Rikki's murder last June with a team of dedicated officers and specialists assigned.

Anyone with information about Rikki's death should contact police on 01480 425882 or email

Alternatively you can give information anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111 or here.