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Shafelia family's bail cancelled
Shafelia Ahmed
Shafelia was last seen alive in September 2003
Eight relatives of murdered teenager Shafelia Ahmed have had their bail cancelled, police have revealed.

Shafelia, 17, went missing from home in Warrington, Cheshire, in September 2003. Her body was found in the River Kent in Cumbria in January 2004.

She drank bleach four months before her disappearance after meeting a potential suitor for an arranged marriage.

Her relatives, from Bradford, had been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

The eight were initially held in September 2004 and had their bail extended several times during the inquiry.

Further action

Shafelia's parents were also arrested during the investigation but released without charge and have strenuously denied any wrongdoing.

A spokesman for Cheshire Constabulary said: "Following legal advice it has been decided that it is not appropriate for the eight people who were helping with inquiries to remain on police bail.

"Their bail has been cancelled. The police investigation is continuing, there remain outstanding inquiries.

"Once these have been complete and depending on the outcome, any further action that is appropriate will be taken."

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