Breaking: Caroline Everest rape suspect bailed

Missing Caroline Everest, 18, of Sheffield was last seen by her friends at Corporation nightclub, in Milton Street, Sheffield, at around 2.30am on Sunday. Pic. Ross Parry
Missing Caroline Everest, 18, of Sheffield was last seen by her friends at Corporation nightclub, in Milton Street, Sheffield, at around 2.30am on Sunday. Pic. Ross Parry
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The man suspected of raping Sheffield student Caroline Everest before her body was found in a city river has been bailed by police.

He was arrested yesterday and quizzed as part of the probe into the disappearance of 18-year-old Caroline, who vanished on a night out in Sheffield city centre in the early hours of Sunday.

Her body was found in Porter Brook, off Summerfield Street at the bottom of Ecclesall Road, on Tuesday morning.

Caroline had been at the Corporation nightclub in Milton Street before she vanished.

She was captured on CCTV leaving the club at 2.40am.

Detective Chief Inspector Victoria Short, the Senior Investigating Officer, said: “I would like to say thank you on behalf of Caroline’s family and South Yorkshire Police to the overwhelming public response we have had throughout the investigation so far.

“This is an incredibly difficult time for Caroline’s family.

“The investigation is still ongoing and we are urging anyone who saw Caroline on the night she disappeared to come forward.

“Her picture has been widely circulated and if you saw her on that night please get in touch. Any information, no matter how small, could help us piece together her final steps to bring some closure to her family.”

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101.