Third man held in teen murder probe

James Brodie
James Brodie Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager who disappeared after a fatal shooting at a jeweller's shop have made a third arrest.

Nottinghamshire Police said officers detained a 34-year-old man in Nottingham earlier today on suspicion of murdering James Brodie.

Marian Bates
Marian Bates Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Mr Brodie, then aged 19, is believed to have gone missing shortly after Mansfield jeweller Marian Bates was shot dead during a robbery at her shop in September 2003.

Last week searches at a farm in East Heckington, Lincolnshire, resulted in a number of samples being sent off for scientific tests.

Two men were arrested last week on suspicion of Mr Brodie's murder, including a 31-year-old man who was later released on bail.

The other man, 32-year-old Dean Betton, of Radford, Nottingham, was chargedwith Mr Brodie's murder and appeared in court in Lincoln last week.

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