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Man rearrested over the murder of Maggie, 29

Maggie Smythe disappeared in Bolton on January 26 and her body was found behind a pub in the town six days later. Photo: Manchester Evening News.

Detectives investigating the killing of a 29-year-old woman have rearrested a man on suspicion of her murder.

Maggie Smythe disappeared in Bolton on January 26 and her body was found behind a pub in the town six days later.

Police arrested a 29-year-old man on Saturday after he was previously detained on suspicion of murder on February 1, the date Ms Smythe was discovered, and then released under investigation. He remains in custody.

A second man, Christopher Taylor, 39, of Greenroyd Avenue, Bolton, was charged with murder on February 2.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wilkinson, from Greater Manchester Police's major incident team, said: "This is very much an ongoing investigation and we have a dedicated team of detectives working tirelessly to establish the full circumstances of Maggie's death.

"We continue our appeal for the public's help, and I would encourage anyone with information who has not yet spoken to police to please get in touch with us as soon as you can."

Ms Smythe was last seen at her home in Swinside Road in the Breightmet area of Bolton.

Her body was found less than a mile away, behind the Red Bridge pub in Red Lane.

Mr Wilkinson said: "We need answers for Maggie's family who are completely distraught, and your information could help us provide them."

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 9908, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.