Arrest in 1996 murder inquiry

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a university graduate whose remains were found near a motorway four years ago. The 44-year-old was arrested as part of the investigation into the death of Melanie Hall, who vanished in 1996.

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Man, 44, released on bail after murder arrest

On Tuesday November 19 police arrested a Bath man on suspicion of the murder of Melanie Hall.

The 44-year-old was arrested at his home in the city at around 8.30am and was questioned by detectives a police station in Bristol.

Melanie's parents Steve and Pat Hall were informed.

Police also searched a house in the Roundhill Park area of Twerton as part of the on-going investigation.

The man was released on bail on the evening of November 20.

– Avon and Somerset Police

Man arrested on suspicion of student murder

Melanie Hall vanished after a night out at Cadillacs nightclub in Walcot Street, Bath, in June 1996. Credit: PA Archive

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a university graduate whose remains were found near a motorway four years ago.

The 44-year-old was arrested at his home last week as part of the investigation into the death of 25-year-old Melanie Hall.

Miss Hall, who worked at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, vanished after a night out at Cadillacs nightclub in Walcot Street, Bath, in June 1996.

On October 5, 2009, human remains were found by the side of the M5 by a workman who was clearing vegetation on the slip road at junction 14, near Thornbury, south Gloucestershire.

Two days later, the remains were identified as those of Miss Hall, from Wiltshire.

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