Duo arrested in connection with Ely pub landlady’s murder are released without charge by police

PUBLISHED: 08:22 07 January 2015

Deborah Steel

Deborah Steel


Two men who were arrested in connection with the murder of Ely pub landlady Deborah Steel have been released without charge.

The pair, aged 50 and 70, and both from Ely, were told they would face no further action by officers when they answered bail at March police station on Tuesday.

But officers have re-bailed a third man, aged 72, also from Ely, who was arrested in connection with the case. He must return to Parkside police station, in Cambridge, on February 17.

Ms Steel was 37 at the time she was last seen at about 1am on December 28, 1997. She was the landlady of the Royal Standard pub, in Fore Hill.

Forensic teams have carried out a search of a house in Longfields, Ely, in connection with the case during which a number of “items of interest” were seized.

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