Second teen arrested in murder hunt

POLICE have today arrested a second teenager in connection with the murder of a Colchester woman.Detectives in Essex investigating the murder of Helen Maughan said they had this afternoon arrested a 16-year-old boy.

POLICE have today arrested a second teenager in connection with the murder of a Colchester woman.

Detectives in Essex investigating the murder of Helen Maughan said they had this afternoon arrested a 16-year-old boy.

A spokeswoman for Essex police said: “A 16-year-old boy from Colchester has this afternoon been arrested on suspicion of her murder and is currently in police custody.”

A 13-year-old boy from Colchester arrested earlier in the day in connection with the murder remained in police custody, she added.

The 24-year-old's body was found in the River Colne on May 20. She was naked from the waist down.

Essex police added that a 36-year-old man from Colchester who was on police bail over the incident had been released from bail without charge.

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