Suspect is bailed over murder of Hebden Bridge schoolgirl Lindsay Rimer in 1994

Lindsay Jo Rimer
Lindsay Jo Rimer

A BRADFORD man on arrested suspicion of murdering a Yorkshire schoolgirl 22 years ago, has been released on bail.

Teenager Lindsay Rimer was last seen on November 7 1994 when she was going to buy cornflakes from a shop in the town of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Geri Rimer at the site where the body of her daughter Lindsey was discovered in 1995.

Geri Rimer at the site where the body of her daughter Lindsey was discovered in 1995.

Her body was found in the Rochdale Canal in April 1995.

The new arrest was made on Tuesday afternoon.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “A 63-year-old man arrested on the afternoon of November 8 on suspicion of the murder of Hebden Bridge teenager Lindsay Jo Rimer has been released on police bail.

“Detectives are continuing their inquiries.”

Floral tributes on the canal bank at Hebden Bridge where Lindsay Rimer's body was found

Floral tributes on the canal bank at Hebden Bridge where Lindsay Rimer's body was found

The Yorkshire schoolgirl was 13 when she was murdered. Her body was found by canal workers five months after she disappeared, weighted down at the bottom of water.

This April, new forensic leads in the cold case were investigated by West Yorkshire Police.

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson said at the time that officers were waiting for the “golden nugget of information that will finally crack the case”.

Meanwhile, the man who found Lindsay’s body has broken his silence about the case.

Canal worker Andy Glover, from Mytholmroyd, made the grim discovery while and a colleague searched the waterway for debris.

Her body was weighted down with a stone.

He said: “As part of our weekly tasks we checked the lengths of the canal. There were regularly items in the water that we had to remove, like reed-beds, deceased cattle, sheep and deer.

“We thought that it was a sheep. As we pulled it towards us, the body rolled in the water. There was no mistaking who it was, we saw the strands of hair on her face and knew.

“I got home late that day, and my wife was asking where I had been and why I hadn’t phoned. I just said, ‘We’ve found her’.

“I didn’t need to say who. She knew instantly I was talking about Lindsay.

“It has stayed with me, it always will.”