Cambridgeshire

Third arrest over missing Peterborough mother

Vitalija Baliutaviciene
Image caption A Facebook advert is being used to appeal for information about missing Vitalija Baliutaviciene

A third person has been arrested by police investigating the disappearance of a Peterborough mother, who has not been seen for about six weeks.

Lithuanian Vitalija Baliutaviciene, 29, has not been seen since leaving her home on Friday, 12 August.

A 29-year-old woman was arrested in Peterborough on Thursday morning on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A woman, 39, and a man, 46, have previously been arrested in connection with the disappearance.

The woman was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and is currently on police bail.

The man was arrested in Lithuania on suspicion of kidnap and murder and is awaiting extradition.

Police said officers were very concerned for Ms Baliutaviciene's welfare, especially as she has not been in contact with her 10-year-old son for about six weeks and also failed to return home for her 30th birthday last week.

Officers are continuing to focus their search around the Upwood area and are keen to trace the movements of a green Mercedes Vito van, registration number ANU 666, between 07:00 and 09:00 BST on the day Vitalija went missing.

Anyone with any information should call Cambridgeshire Police.

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