Felixstowe 1993 bank heist: Eddie Maher's partner bailed

Eddie Maher in 2012 and 1993
Image caption Eddie Maher, pictured on the right in 1993 and on left after his arrest, denies theft

Relatives of a security guard arrested in connection with the theft of almost £1.2m from outside a Suffolk bank in 1993 have been released on police bail.

Deborah Brett, 47, and Margaret Francis, 64, were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of conspiracy to steal and assisting an offender.

The women are respectively the partner and sister of Eddie Maher, 57.

He denies stealing the money from a security van outside Lloyds Bank, in Felixstowe, in January 1993.

Mr Maher, formerly of South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, was arrested in Missouri in the US in February and returned to the UK in July.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to stand trial at Ipswich Crown Court on 4 March next year.

The women were arrested by Suffolk Police officers in Eastbourne. They have been bailed until 13 February 2013.

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