Following Peter Pickering’s arrest and bail in September 2016 in connection with the murder of Elsie Frost there appeared to have been no report of him being released from bail. Consequently when on 6th March 2017 he was re-arrested and bailed again in connection with Elsie’s murder it was quite a surprise.
This time he was also arrested and bailed for the abduction and rape of an eighteen year old woman in 1972.
Then on 24th August 2017 Peter Pickering was charged with the abduction and rape of the eighteen year old woman. He appeared at Leeds Magistrate Court on 19th September where he was instructed to appear before Leeds Crown Court for a pre-trial hearing on 16th October.
There is still no further development with regard to Peter Pickering and Elsie Frost. I have tried on several occasions to get confirmation from West Yorkshire Police as to whether Peter Pickering is still on bail and is the Elsie Frost case still open. They refuse to answer either question.
One would expect some interim comment from West Yorkshire Police considering their last statement was some six months ago . The Frost family and the people of Wakefield deserve something better.