Lithuanian man from Wisbech bailed after being arrested yesterday on suspicion of murdering factory worker

Ricardas Puisys who went missing from Wisbech

Ricardas Puisys who went missing from Wisbech - Credit: Archant

A man has been bailed in connection with the disappearance of a Lithuanian man from Wisbech who went missing in September.

The 31-year-old man from Wisbech was arrested on Wednesday morning on suspicion of murder.

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are now leading the investigation into the disappearance of Ricardas Puisys.

Ricardas, 35, was reportedly last at his place of work at Nightlayer Leek Company, in Dean Drove, Iretons Way, Chatteris, on September 26, and colleagues and friends are concerned they have not seen or heard from him since this date. Despite a public appeal in November police have been unable to trace him.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Brunning, said: “While I remain hopeful that we will find Ricardas, due to the length of time he has been missing, coupled with the unexpected nature of his disappearance, we are now treating his disappearance as suspicious.

“If you have spoken to Ricardas since September 26 or know of his whereabouts, please contact us immediately. I am particularly keen to speak to those people from the Lithuanian community who would have worked with Ricardas at the Nightlayer Leek Company.

“I need to learn as much as I can about his lifestyle in Wisbech and also the people he would have spent time with, either through work or socially.”

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Anyone with information should contact: the major crime unit on 101.

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