TWO PENSIONERS have been arrested as part of a cold case murder investigation.

Police raided a house in Stanstead Crescent, Woodingdean, yesterday and remained at the scene.

It is part of Operation Markdown, the inquiry into the murder of Carol Morgan in Linslade, Bedforshire in 1981.

She was 36 years old.

Three police vans and search teams were sent to the scene in Woodingdean yesterday.

Search teams and sniffer dogs were spotted there by residents.

The Bedfordshire major crime unit reviews cold cases every two years.

Detective Inspector Jerry Waite said: “A number of arrests were made at the time of Carol’s death, however no charges were ever brought. Our Cold Case Unit reviews every undetected murder every two years, and Carol’s case is no exception. 

“This goes to show that no murder investigation is ever closed and we will explore all opportunities available, even as much as 38 years later. 

“We will also be carrying out additional work in the vicinity of the murder and in the Brighton area, and would appreciate the public’s support in coming forward with any information which could help our investigation. 

“I hope that with the passage of time, anyone who now feels able to come forward with any information has the confidence to do so. Any details, no matter how small, could be vital.”

A man aged 69 and a woman aged 70 have been arrested on suspicion of murder and await questioning by police in custody.

Anyone with information about the death of Carol Morgan is asked to contact the dedicated Operation Markdown incident room number on 01480 422796.

Information can also be provided on the Operation Markdown page on the Major Incident Public Portal site.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.