Cambridgeshire

Una Crown murder: Two arrested men released without charge

Una Crown Image copyright Cambs Police
Image caption Una Crown lived alone in her bungalow in Wisbech

Two men arrested on suspicion of murdering an 86-year-old widow in Cambridgeshire have been released.

The body of Una Crown was found stabbed and burned at her Magazine Lane home in Wisbech on 13 January 2013.

A 40-year-old man from March and a 36-year-old from Wisbech arrested on suspicion of her murder on 17 June will face no further action, police said.

A new team of detectives was brought in to investigate the case in May, however no-one has yet been charged.

Mrs Crown's body was discovered in the hallway of her bungalow by her niece's husband, John Payne, when he went to collect her for a day out.

Image caption Una Crown ran Elm Post Office with her late husband Jack after they got married in 1948

He and his wife Judy were initially told by police the death was accidental and were allowed to return to the house to sort through her belongings.

A murder investigation began three days later after a post-mortem examination found Mrs Crown had been repeatedly stabbed.

Police believe her body was set alight in an attempt to cover up the killing.

A £10,000 Crimestoppers reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder.

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