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Robyn Mercer killing: Police release murder suspect

Robyn Mercer Image copyright Surrey Police
Image caption Robyn Mercer died from multiple blows to the head

A 53-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman whose body was found outside her Surrey home has been released without charge.

A Crimewatch appeal this week revealed mother-of-two Robyn Mercer was bludgeoned with what was thought to be an axe or a machete.

She went to the bins outside her West Molesey home on the night of 13 March after having a meal with her children.

Surrey Police said she was found dead the next day.

Her body was found at the end of the driveway at the house in Walton Road.

A post-mortem examination revealed she had been hit once to the front of the head and then struck several times while on the ground.

Four other people arrested in connection with the death of Ms Mercer have had bail extended until 16 December.

They are a 26-year-old man from West Molesey who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle and murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, a second 26-year-old West Molesey man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle and murder and two Oxshott women, aged 45 and 20, arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

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