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Arrests over mother's 1997 murder

Patricia Grainger
Ms Grainger was strangled, stabbed and sexually assaulted

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a young mother in Sheffield 11 years ago.

Patricia Grainger, 25, was strangled, stabbed and sexually assaulted near her home in Parson Cross. Her body was found dumped in a brook in August 1997.

South Yorkshire Police said the pair arrested, aged 51 and 59, were helping with police enquiries.

Ms Grainger's son, Daniel, 16, set up a website, two months ago in a bid for new information.

The website has received more than 100,000 visitors.

However police would not say if the arrests on Tuesday were linked to information received from Daniel's website.

Daniel said he hoped his website would urge people to come forward with vital clues into the murder.

"If someone knows what happened, if they do have a heart then they will read the messages on the website and it may persuade them to come forward finally," he said.

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