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Man arrested in 1994 child murder case

Rikki Neave

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Cambridgeshire Police

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Rikki Neave, six, was found strangled and naked in woodland in Peterborough

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a six-year-old boy who was found dead in woodland more than 20 years ago.

Rikki Neave’s body was found near his home on the Welland Estate in Peterborough in November 1994. He had been strangled.

An investigation into his murder was relaunched in June last year and a fresh appeal was launched.

A man in his 30s from Peterborough was arrested on Tuesday morning.

Rikki was last seen leaving for school on the morning of 28 November.

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His body was found in a wooded area about five minutes’ walk from his home.

Post-mortem tests found he had died as a result of compression to the neck.

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Officers searched the area where Rikki’s body was found in 1994

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