Thursday, 4 August 2016


A 35-year-old man has been arrested in Lisbon in connection with the killing of Rikki Neave near the boy's Peterborough home.

Rikki Neave
Rikki Neave was killed in 1994
Police in Portugal have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a six-year-old boy found dead near his home in Peterborough over 20 years ago.
Rikki Neave was discovered strangled in woodland near him home in Peterborough in November 1994.
The 35-year-old, from Peterborough, was arrested by officers in Lisbon and will remain in custody in Portugal while extradition proceedings begin.
The Major Crime Unit, national authorities and authorities in Portugal had been working together to secure the man's arrest. 
The suspect's age means he would have been a juvenile at the time of Rikki's death.
In April, police said they had detained a man in his 30s from Peterborough.
Ruth Neave leaving her son Rikki's funeral
Ruth Neave leaving her son Rikki's funeral
Cambridgeshire police relaunched an investigation into the boy's death last June, building a timeline of his last movements.
In November, detectives said in a Crimewatch appeal that they wanted to speak to two teenage boys over the killing.
The man was arrested around lunchtime on Tuesday under a European Arrest Warrant, suspected of having breached his licence.
British officers are expected to travel to Portugal in the next few days.
His mother, Ruth Neave, was charged with murder at the time but found not guilty by a jury.
She admitted child neglect and cruelty and was sentenced to seven years in prison.