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.


Search for body of James Brodie

Police in Lincolnshire are searching farmland in connection with the suspected murder of a Nottinghamshire man.