Po­lice re­turn man to UK

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

A 35- year-old man from Peter­bor­ough, ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the his­toric mur­der of six-year-old Rikki Neave, was back in the UK by Mon­day.

James Wat­son left the coun­try with­out a pass­port to go to Por­tu­gal last month.

Af­ter ap­pear­ing in court in Por­tu­gal on Thurs­day, Au­gust 4 he was ex­tra­dited and has now been taken to Bed­ford prison for breach­ing the terms of his li­cense.

He will now be dealt with by the pro­ba­tion ser­vice.

Wat­son was first ar­rested in April over the un­solved mur­der of Rikki in 1994.

The school­boy was found in a wooded area off Eye Road, a five minute walk from his house in the Wel­land Es­tate.

Wat­son has re­mained on bail since his ar­rest and was liv­ing in a hos­tel un­til he left the coun­try with a friend in a cam­per­van last month.

Of­fi­cers who trav­elled to Por­tu­gal to re­turn him have thanked the Na­tional Crime Agency and Polí­cia Ju­di­ciária for their sup­port.

James Wat­son

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