THREE women arrested in connection with the alleged murder of Poole nurse Rui Li have been released on bail.

Police confirmed this morning that the women, aged 25, 28 and 65 and all from Bournemouth, had been bailed until mid-July.

They were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The arrests of the three women followed Rui Li’s husband being charged with her murder and his son, Jonathan, 26, being charged with assisting an offender.

Pierre Legris, 60, made his latest appearance in court, this time at Winchester Crown Court, yesterday, charged with Mrs Li’s murder.

Police continue to appeal for anyone who had contact with Jonathon Legris between May 20 and 30 to come forward.

The police’s investigation has centred on locations at Burnham Drive, Queen’s Park, Cromer Motors in St Clement’s Road, Boscombe, as well as Meon Road in Boscombe East and Wolverton Road in Boscombe.

The 44-year-old nurse was found dead in the boot of a silver Fiat Punto in Verwood Crescent, Bournemouth, last Friday evening.

She had last been seen alive the previous Friday, May 23.

On Tuesday an inquest heard that the mother-of-one died as the result of blunt force trauma to the head.

Detectives are still appealing for information about the movements of two vehicles – a silver Fiat Punto with registration plate W887 PDL and a large white Ford Transit van with registration plate Y491 GFT – between Saturday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 28.

Call 101 in confidence or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.