A MAN remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murdering Rachel Wilson 12 years after she disappeared.

The 55-year-old, from the Middlesbrough area, was arrested on Monday morning and has been interviewed by detectives about the murder of the Middlesbrough teenager.

On Friday, the 19-year-old’s mother, Tina, pleaded for anyone with information relating to the murder of her daughter to come forward and give it to Cleveland Police regardless of how small they thought the information could be.

Rachel’s body was discovered on an isolated farm track on the outskirts of Middlesbrough on June 27 two years ago, more than a decade of she went missing from her home town.

The teenager was last seen at 2.30am on May 31, 2002, when CCTV images showed her walking along Southfield Road, in Middlesbrough town centre.

Rachel, a known sex worker, was one of three young women who went missing from Middlesbrough in a four-year period. Donna Keogh was 17 when she disappeared in 1998 from Hartington Road, near the Shipmate pub, in Middlesbrough town centre.

The body of Vicky Glass was found in a shallow grave on the North York Moors in November 2000, two months after she vanished.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.