Surrey

Robyn Mercer murder probe police search property

Forensics officers at the address Image copyright Surrey Police
Image caption The force said items were taken away for examination

Detectives investigating the unsolved murder of a woman at her home have searched a property and seized items.

Robyn Mercer, 50, was bludgeoned to death in West Molesey, Surrey, in March 2016.

Surrey Police carried out a warrant at an address in Thamesmead, Walton-on-Thames, earlier and seized a number of items for further examination.

There have been six arrests but no charges over the killing, despite a £10,000 reward for information.

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Image caption Robyn Mercer died from multiple blows to the head

The six arrests over the killing to date are:

  • A 29-year-old man from West Molesey arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender
  • A 29-year-old man from West Molesey arrested on suspicion of murder
  • A 29-year-old man from West Molesey arrested on suspicion of murder
  • A 31-year-old man from West Molesey arrested on suspicion of murder
  • A 23-year-old woman from Oxshott arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice
  • A 48-year-old woman from Oxshott arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice

All remain under investigation, the force said.

Det Ch Insp Colin Pirie said: "The case is constantly being reviewed to ensure that no stone is left unturned. We are determined that whoever is responsible is brought to justice."

Ms Mercer's ex-partner Robert Webb, 54, was jailed in 2017 for forging her will.

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