BREAKING NEWS: Police arrest two in the Una Crown murder

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Police have arrested two men on the suspicion of the murder of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown.

Detectives investigating the killing of the 86-year-old woman arrested a 40-year-old man in March and a 36-year-old man in Wisbech at about 8am today (Tuesday, June 17).

They are both being held at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

Officers are carrying out searches at several addresses in March and Wisbech.

The arrests come a month after the investigation was re-launched with a fresh team of detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit. The renewed appeal led to several people coming forward with information.

Mrs Crown was last seen alive on Friday, January 11, last year, but had spoken to a friend by telephone at about 5pm on the Saturday. Her body was discovered by a family member at her home in Magazine Lane the following morning.

She had been repeatedly stabbed and then set on fire in an apparent attempt to disguise her injuries and destroy evidence.

Det Chief Insp Sharn Basra said: “We have really been encouraged by the response from the public so far.

“We believe there are people out there with information who we haven’t spoken to and I would urge them to call police.”

A £10,000 Crimestoppers reward is on offer for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder.

Anyone with any information should call police on 01707 355666 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.