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Milly Dowler arrest man released
Milly Dowler and her mother Sally
Milly disappeared on her way home from school in March 2002
A man arrested in connection with the murder of Milly Dowler has been released without charge.

The 57-year-old registered sex offender, from Greater London, was questioned at a police station in Surrey but released on Tuesday evening.

Surrey schoolgirl Milly Dowler was 13 when she was killed in 2002. Her body was found in Hampshire, six months after she disappeared.

She was walking home from school when last seen in Walton-on-Thames.

Earlier on Tuesday officers said the man had been arrested on suspicion of the abduction and murder of the teenager.

Charity set up

They also said they were searching a property in the Greater London area.

This year, Milly's family made a fresh appeal for information on the eve of the third anniversary of her disappearance.

Milly was abducted as she made her way home from school on 21 March, 2002.

She was a mile away from her home when she was last seen by a friend at a bus stop.

Six months later, her remains were found in Yateley Heath woods, near Fleet, following extensive searches.

After her death, her family set up Milly's Fund, a charity aimed at raising youngsters' awareness of their personal safety.

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