Investigation into suspicious activity in the Runcorn Bridge
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Officers investigating suspicious activity on the Silver Jubilee Bridge in Runcorn last month, Saturday 12 February, have completed multiple lines of enquiry and investigations have concluded that no murder has taken place.
Cheshire Police contacted Merseyside Police after a member of the public reported seeing a man parking his car and acting suspiciously on the Runcorn Bridge between 8.30pm and 9pm.
Officers from Merseyside Police subsequently attended properties in St Helens where a 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was later released under investigation.
On Monday 14 February, a 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident, questioned by police and bailed with conditions.
Extensive enquiries were carried out by police in Cheshire and Merseyside including underwater searches, CCTV and forensic enquiries.
No body was found during these enquiries and the investigation has now closed.
Both men arrested have been NFA’d.
The incident was reported to police in good faith and we would like to thank all members of the public who came forward with information to help us with our enquiries.
We would encourage anyone who witnesses any suspicious activity to contact police via DM @MerPolCC on Twitter, message ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.