Arrests in Una Crown murder case

Cambridgeshire Police are questioning two men on suspicion of murdering 86-year-old Una Crown from Wisbech

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Police carry out searches after Una Crown murder arrests

Cambridgeshire Police are searching a number of properties in March and Wisbech after two men were arrested on suspicion of murdering the 86-year-old.

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. The renewed appeal led to several people coming forward with information.

"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."

– Detective Chief Inspector Sharn Basra

Two arrested over Una Crown murder

Una Crown was last seen alive on Friday, January 11, last year. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown.

Police investigating the killing of the 86-year-old have arrested a 40-year-old man in March and a 36-year-old man in Wisbech.

The arrests come a month after the investigation was re-launched. The renewed appeal led to several people coming forward with information.

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.

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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