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Lee Boxell case: Murder arrests over 1988 missing boy

Lee Boxell Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Lee Boxell went missing on 10 September 1988, at the age of 15

Four arrests have been made over the disappearance of a 15-year-old boy in south-west London 26 years ago.

Lee Boxell, who would be celebrating his 41st birthday this week, went missing in Cheam in September 1988.

Two men, aged 78 and 52, were arrested on suspicion of murder, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and indecency with children.

A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and indecency with children.

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Image caption Police believe Lee may have been the victim of sexual assault

The teenager was last seen in the High Street in Sutton, and detectives originally assumed he had gone to watch a football match at Selhurst Park.

Despite Scotland Yard's longest-ever forensic archaeological dig, at St Dunstan's churchyard, Cheam, no body was ever found.

Detectives used radar to look for any disturbance in the graves and carried out further searches last spring.

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