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Met release suspect in missing teen probe

By Dominic Harris and Kate Ferguson

A man held on suspicion of murdering missing schoolgirl Alice Gross has been released, police have said.

The 51-year-old, who was arrested by officers on Sunday in the teenager's home area of Hanwell, west London, will face no further action, Scotland Yard said.

A 25-year-old who was arrested on Saturday, also on suspicion of murder, remained in custody last night after detectives successfully applied for more time to question him.

A Met police spokesman said: "All lines of enquiry are still open and this remains a missing person investigation at this stage."

Alice, who has anorexia, went missing 12 days ago after she went out and failed to return home.

The 14-year-old was last seen by her family at 1pm on August 28, and was captured on CCTV at 4.23pm that day walking along the Grand Union Canal near her home.

Specialist police divers in black wetsuits and breathing apparatus have been combing the west London waterway where she was last spotted.

Police have scoured hundreds of hours of CCTV footage and carried out extensive searches using specialist officers in the hunt for the missing schoolgirl.

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