Cambridgeshire

Deborah Steel Ely pub landlady 'murder case' pair released

Deborah Steel Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police
Image caption Deborah Steel was landlady of the Royal Standard pub in Ely when she disappeared 17 years ago

Two of the three men arrested by detectives investigating the disappearance of a Cambridgeshire pub landlady in 1997 have been released.

Deborah Steel, who was 37 and ran the Royal Standard in Ely, was last seen in the early hours of 28 December. Her body has not been found.

No further action will be taken against a 50-year-old and a 70-year-old, both from Ely, Cambridgeshire Police said.

A 72-year-old man from Ely has been re-bailed until 17 February.

Ms Steel's disappearance was recently reclassified from a long-term missing person inquiry to a murder inquiry by officers.

Image caption Excavations took place at a property in Ely in September, which police said was "linked to the disappearance"

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