Thursday, December 14, 2006

River murder: police turn back lorry in Europe in hunt for evidence...

A lorry on its way to Eastern Europe has been returned to the UK as part of the murder inquiry into the death of Anita Anderson, whose body was found in the River Welland near Deeping St James at the weekend.

On Tuesday, Lincolnshire detectives concluded that evidence may have been dumped at a recycling site in the Whittlesey area. Several potential locations were identified and a team of specialist officers made of detailed search at a household recycling centre.

A search was also to be made at a charity collection point but it turned out that it had been emptied only hours earlier and the goods had been transferred to a lorry on its way to Eastern Europe.

The lorry was traced on its journey across Europe and has now returned to the UK. A search will be made of the contents in a bid to trace the potential evidence.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Lincoln Magistrates court granted police an extra 24 hours to detain a 54-year-old man in police custody whilst further enquiries are made.

He was arrested at a French port on Monday afternoon, and is being questioned at Lincoln Police Station.

The 26-year-old female from the Peterborough area, who was arrested on Monday evening on suspicion of an offence of assisting an offender, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries. She is due to return to Spalding Police Station in four weeks.

The third person detained by police is a 37-year-old male from the Peterborough area. He was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and has been detained at Spalding police station for questioning by detectives.

Police are continuing to re-appeal for sightings of the blue Peugeot 206 CC (Cabriolet Coupe) prior to 12.30am on Saturday 9th December when it was found burnt out near the body on the banks of the River Welland between Crowland and Deeping St James.

Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police immediately on 01522 532222.

4 comments:

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

ARE YOU NOT RUNNING A STORY ON BLAIR'S INTERVIEW WITH THE POLICE YET?

SEEMS STRANGE THAT BLAIR SAYS THAT THE BUCK STOPS WITH HIM YET HE IS THE ONLY MAJOR MAJOR FIGURE NOT INTERVIEWED UNDER CAUTION.

fairdealphil said...

geoffrey:

it would be astonishing if the Prime Minister were not interviewed after the SNP Leader made specific allegations against the Prime Minister.

i don't expect the tories to wait for the outcome before rushing to judgement, but most decent people will do just that.

Anonymous said...

do you know where Anita Anderson worked? and where her husband worked?

fairdealphil said...

anonymous:

No, sorry, I have no details on Anita Anderson or her husband other than those provided by police.

I understand she lived in Kirton near Boston and don't know if she had a link to Deeping St James prior to her apparent murder.

See latest post - her husband has been charged with murder...