More arrests in rail line murder probe

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Detectives investigating the murder of a woman whose body was found on a disused railway line have made three further arrests.

Warwickshire Police have now detained a total of six people in connection with the death of 27-year-old Gemma Hayter, who was found dead by a jogger in Rugby early on Monday.

A police spokesman confirmed that two males - aged 17 and 19 - and an 18-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of murder last night and are in custody awaiting questioning.

Meanwhile, police are continuing to question a 19-year-old man and a woman aged 21 who were arrested earlier yesterday.

A sixth suspect, a man aged 35, was detained on Monday but has since been released on police bail pending further Inquiries.

The victim, who lived in Biart Place, Rugby, was found dead alongside an embankment off Hillmorton Road at about 5.30am on Monday.

A post-mortem examination failed to establish the cause of Ms Hayter's death, but it is believed she had suffered an assault.