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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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.