Two men remain in custody over James Brodie murder
POLICE are today continuing to question two men arrested on suspicion of the murder of Bulwell man James Brodie – the suspected killer of Arnold jeweller Marian Bates.
Police announced they had arrested the men, aged 32 and 31, yesterday - one was arrested in Notts and the other in Derbyshire.
The Post understands the men to be Dean Betton, 32, formerly of Broxtowe, and Craig Moran, 31, formerly of Bestwood.
Questioning will continue throughout the day.
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The arrests came as searches at Maize Farm, in East Heckington, Lincolnshire, continue.
Detectives have been joined by a number of experts and specialists who can offer advice and information about the site.
Nothing has yet been found but the team remains optimistic.
Detective Chief Inspector Rob Griffin, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "The search will continue for between three and five days. I’m confident the remains of James Brodie are on this site."
Brodie, 19, has been hunted by police ever since the high-profile murder of Mrs Bates during a botched robbery at the Time Centre, Arnold, in September 2003.
Grandmother Mrs Bates, 64, was shot in front of her husband Victor Bates and their daughter Xanthe.
Peter Williams, 19, was jailed for 22 years after being convicted of murder.