12 Sep Bernadette Walker: Murder arrest over 17-year-old girl who went missing seven weeks ago | UK News
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 17-year-old girl who went missing seven weeks ago.
Cambridgeshire Police said they have declared a “no body” murder investigation following the disappearance of Bernadette Walker.
The teenager was reported missing from Peterborough by her parents on 21 July after she had not been seen for three days.
A man in his 50s from Peterborough has now been arrested on suspicion of Bernadette’s murder and is in custody, police said.
Detective Chief Inspector Jerry Waite said: “Due to the length of time Bernadette has been missing and concerns she may have come to some harm, we made the decision to declare this a murder investigation yesterday morning.
“Whilst we hope we do find Bernadette alive and well, there is every possibility this may not be the case therefore my team and I will do everything possible to find out what has happened to her and bring any offenders to justice.”
Officers are continuing to search for Bernadette, Cambridgeshire Police said.
Anyone with information on Bernadette’s whereabouts is asked to contact police.