Northern Ireland

Inga Maria Hauser murder: Second man released on bail

Inga Maria Hauser Image copyright PSNI/PA
Image caption Inga Maria Hauser went missing after she arrived in Larne on 6 April 1988

A second man arrested on Monday in connection with the 1988 murder of German backpacker Inga Maria Hauser has been released pending further police enquiries.

The 58-year-old man was granted bail on Tuesday evening.

A 61-year-old, who was also arrested in connection with the murder, was released on bail earlier on Tuesday.

Ms Hauser, 18, went missing after she arrived in Larne, County Antrim, on a ferry from Scotland on 6 April 1988.

Her body was found two weeks later in Ballypatrick Forest, County Antrim.

Police renewed their appeal for information last month - the 30th anniversary of the murder.

On 1 May they said they had received the results of further DNA testing.

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Police believe Ms Hauser died shortly after she arrived in Northern Ireland, having been subjected to "a vicious and ruthless assault".

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