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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 January 2008, 08:30 GMT
TV's Speight not a murder suspect
Mark Speight
Mark Speight insisted he had nothing to do with Ms Collins' death
CBBC presenter Mark Speight is no longer being treated as a murder suspect by police over the death of his fiancee, Natasha Collins.

The SMart star was arrested and bailed after finding her body at their home.

A police statement has now said the man in his 40s who was arrested at the scene on Thursday had had his bail over suspicion of murder cancelled.

It added that he remained bailed to return in February regarding suspicion of supplying Class A drugs.

An inquest on Tuesday heard the death of 31-year-old Ms Collins was being treated as "non-suspicious at this stage".

Police have also said a post-mortem on her body was "inconclusive".

Natasha Collins
Natasha Collins, 31, was found dead at the couple's London home
The presenter has insisted he had nothing to do with Ms Collins' death.

At the inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court, Detective Inspector Simon Whittaker said: "The death is deemed to be non-suspicious at this stage but clearly the cause of death is unascertained and subject to further investigation."

Mr Speight's mother Jacqueline has said she thought she may have died after taking drugs prescribed for a medical condition.

Mr Speight, originally from Wolverhampton, is best known for fronting BBC children's art show SMart, which has run for more than 10 years.

The BBC cancelled Saturday's scheduled showing of SMart but has not yet made a decision on whether next week's episode will be screened.

He met Ms Collins during filming another BBC children's show, See It Saw It.

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