Letchworth man arrested in connection with 1990 murder of Andrew Bedford

PUBLISHED: 12:58 06 January 2016 | UPDATED: 13:08 06 January 2016

Andrew Bedford.

Andrew Bedford.

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A Letchworth man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a man who was killed more than 25 years ago.

Detectives investigating the Andrew Bedford cold case have today arrested eight people, including a 45-year-old from Letchworth who was arrested on suspicion of perverting the court of justice.

The 27-year-old was last seen in Ramsey on September 28, 1990, in a light blue Ford Cortina estate car eating some takeaway food, possibly fish and chips.

Detectives believe he was killed later that evening with a shotgun at a garage in the town – which no longer exists – called Mongrel Cars.

A 56-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to prevent lawful burial, along with six other people arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and conspiracy to prevent lawful burial.

All have been taken to March Police Station for questioning, except the man from Southampton, who will be questioned in custody in Southampton.

In September, officers reappealed for information on the 25th anniversary of Mr Bedford’s murder by speaking to people, handing out leaflets and putting up posters across Ramsey in a fresh appeal for information.

Three months earlier, police announced they had discovered pieces of bone during a painstaking 13-day search in Ramsey.

Forensic tests continue to be carried out on the finds.

Operation Ongar was relaunched in April by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Major Crime Unit on 01480 422791, email operation.ongar@cambs.pnn.police.uk, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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