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William Taylor: Two men released in missing farmer probe

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Image caption William Taylor was last seen at his Hertfordshire farmhouse in Gosmore on 3 June

Two men arrested in connection with the disappearance of a farmer have been released with no further action.

William "Bill" Taylor was last seen at his farmhouse in Gosmore, near Hitchin, Hertfordshire, on 3 June.

The men, aged 18 and 23 and both from Hitchin, had been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and bailed.

Mr Taylor's ex-wife Angela Taylor, 52, of Charlton Road, Hitchin, and Paul Cannon, 53, were charged with conspiracy to murder on 30 November.

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Image caption Police scoured an area within a mile radius of William Taylor's farm in July

Mr Taylor was reported missing on 4 June and his body has not been found.

Ms Taylor and Mr Cannon, of Pirton Road, Hitchin, will appear at St Albans Crown Court on 7 January.

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