Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Georgina Edmonds torture murder suspect released

Georgina Edmonds
Image caption Georgina Edmonds was tortured then beaten to death

A man arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly woman who was battered to death with her rolling pin has been released on bail.

Georgina Edmonds, 77, was tortured and killed at her cottage in Brambridge, near Eastleigh, Hampshire, in January 2008.

A 31-year-old man from Bishopstoke was arrested at 0500 BST on Wednesday.

He has been released on police bail until 5 October pending further inquiries.

River searched

Police believe Mrs Edmonds was tortured for her bank card Pin number and her killer used her cash card after her death.

A man, wearing a fluorescent jacket, was seen using a cash machine at a Tesco Express in Twyford Road, only a few miles from Mrs Edmonds' home, at 2238 GMT that night.

Police said they had a DNA profile of the attacker and had taken swabs from local people in an attempt to trace the killer.

A £30,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

Last month police searched a river near her home following new information.

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