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No arrest by Jamaica police in Woolmer case

Written by: Staff
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London, Mar 23: Jamaica police today denied reports of arrest of a person in connection with the Bob Woolmer murder case.

Deputy Commissioner of police Mark Shields, who is heading the investigation in the tragic incident, told BBC Live Five that there have been no arrests in connection with the murder investigation so far.

A section of the media had reported that a non-Jamaican national was being held and that police had confiscated his cellphone, but Shields rubbished it.

''I don't know where that's come from. That's nonsense, as far as I'm concerned. There's actually no truth in that,'' he said.

Shields said there was no sign of forced entry into the late Pakistan coach's hotel room, where he was found unconscious on Sunday, the day after his side's shock World Cup elimination at the hands of Ireland.

''That's one of the interesting facts of the case. There's no sign of any forced entry at all,'' said Shields who had earlier worked as a senior officer in Scotland Yard.

''In fact, all of Bob's possessions, as far as we can see, were intact.'' Shields said it was therefore ''difficult to believe'' that Woolmer's killer or killers were complete strangers to him.

''It's imperative that we keep an open mind, but I have to say at this stage it looks as if it may be somebody somehow linked to him because clearly he let somebody into his hotel room and it may be that he knew who that person was,'' he added.

UNI

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