Man arrested for murder in connection to missing Peterborough teenager

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Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder in relation to a missing teenager.

Cops have cuffed a man in his 50s following the disappearance of 17-year-old Bernadette Walker, from Peterborough, who was reported missing on 21 July.

The teen was reported missing by concerned parents after she has not been seen for three days.

Officers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire's Major Crime Unit have declared the case a "no body" murder and have launched an investigation.

DCI Jerry Waite said: "Due to the length of time Bernadette has been missing and concerns she may have come to some harm, we made the decision to declare this a murder investigation yesterday morning.

"Whilst we hope we do find Bernadette alive and well, there is every possibility this may not be the case therefore my team and I will do everything possible to find out what has happened to her and bring any offenders to justice."

Cambridgeshire Police confirmed that a man had been arrested.

They said in a statement: "A man in his 50s from Peterborough is currently in custody on suspicion of Bernadette’s murder."

They added: "Anyone with information on Bernadette’s whereabouts or what has happened to her is urged to contact police either by using the online webchat function, or by calling 101 and quoting Operation Penshaw."

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