Nora Tait murder squad detectives release men without charge

Murder victim Nora Tait.
Murder victim Nora Tait.

DETECTIVES investigating Doncaster’s highest profile unsolved murder have released two men arrested in connection with the crime - leaving them with no new leads.

Mystery still surrounds the brutal murder of 69-year-old Nora Tait who was bludgeoned to death in her home six-years-ago after the Doncaster men were released without charge due to a lack of evidence.

Det Supt Neil Jessop, who is leading the inquiry, said: “Two local men, arrested in March on suspicion of the murder of Nora Tait were released from police bail last month following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service.

“Meanwhile, our bid to trace Nora‘s killer continues and anyone with information is urged to contact the force on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

Despite numerous arrests no one has ever been charged with the crime.

And although police have followed thousands of lines of inquiry and a reward of £20,000 has been offered, her killer remains on the loose.

Mrs Tait, a widow who lived alone in Stone Close Avenue, Hexthorpe, was found dead in October 2005 following the vicious assault as she sat down to eat a fish and chip dinner.

There were no signs of forced entry into the house and only a black leather purse, containing a little cash, was stolen.

The front door of Mrs Tait’s home was unlocked when her body was discovered and the back door was locked from the inside, meaning the killer probably left via the front door with the murder weapon.