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Friday, 3 May, 2002, 13:54 GMT 14:54 UK
Woods body: man arrested
Murder victim Michelle Bettles
Ms Bettles was discovered in woods
A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of prostitute and mother-of-three Michelle Bettles.

The body of Ms Bettles, 22, was discovered in woods at Scarning, near Dereham, in Norfolk, on 31 March.

Mel Lacey, a spokesman for Norfolk Police, said the Norwich man, aged in his 40s, was arrested on Friday morning and would be questioned.

A post-mortem examination revealed Ms Bettles had been strangled.

Ms Bettles was the fourth prostitute from Norwich to disappear or be murdered in 10 years.

Norfolk Police are not linking the cases, but said they would not rule anything out.

About 35 detectives have been working on the murder case.

Ms Bettles's mother, who has not been named, has been informed of the arrest.


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