A third man has been released from bail with no further action in the Damien Nettles’ murder investigation.

The 38-year-old man from Ryde answered a re-scheduled police bail appointment and was questioned further by detectives from the Hampshire Major Investigation Team (HMIT), however just like the other two suspects released last week, there was insufficient evidence to charge him with a criminal offence.

Senior investigating officer Superintendent Dave Powell said: “Although we have not charged anyone with a criminal offence, it has been exceptionally important to investigate information passed to us by the local community, which led to these arrests.

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“Murder cannot be ruled out at this time because such a wide range of information has been received about Damien’s disappearance since 1996”.

Damien’s body still remains missing, 16 years after he went missing after a night out in Cowes.

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