2003 Suspected Murder: 71 Year Old Man Arrested Over Disappearance of Natalia Doherty

Officers progress enquiries into suspected murder of Natalia Doherty

As part of ongoing investigations into the disappearance and suspected murder of Natalia Doherty in 2003, officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit have arrested a 71-year-old man from Scotland on suspicion of assisting an offender and preventing a lawful burial. He has been bailed until October.

Officers are also searching a property in Luton as part of their enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Graham McMillan said: “This has been a complex 20-month investigation for our officers, who are committed to finding out exactly what happened to Natalia to bring anyone involved in her disappearance to justice, and to finally bring closure to her family.

“We are still focusing our enquiries on Natalia’s time in the Luton area in the days surrounding 15 April 2003. I would urge anyone who recognises her or her husband Gerald from their time at the now-demolished Regents Arms pub in Hastings Street to contact us on 101.”