Men Bailed In 30 Year Murder Probe

Detectives re-investigating the murder of a 22-year-old Cambridgeshire woman three decades ago have bailed two men who were arrested in connection with the incident.

Sally McGrath, of Peterborough, was found dead in woods near Peterborough in March 1980 after vanishing in July 1979, police said.

A 58-year-old man arrested in Fareham, Hampshire, on Tuesday and a 53-year-old man arrested in Great Yarmouth on Friday have both been released on police bail pending further inquiries, a spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said.

The spokesman said the arrests followed a cold-case review of Miss McGrath's murder and a number of sexual offences in the 1970s.

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

The spokesman said her body, naked except for a pair of boots, was found on March 1 1980, partially buried in Wild Boar Spinney, at Castor Hanglands, to the west of Peterborough.

A post-mortem examination revealed she died from a blunt force injury to her head, said police.

Detectives said Miss McGrath had been living with her parents in Towler Street, Peterborough, when she vanished.