Suspect tied to British tourist drowning released

Missing Cole tourist
Alicia Marie with Richard Cole in an undated photo. Cole went missing in Amsterdam on January 25, 2016. (photo: rodscuriosities / Twitter). (Alicia Marie with Richard Cole in an undated photo. Cole went missing in Amsterdam on January 25, 2016. (photo: rodscuriosities / Twitter))

The 23-year-old man arrested in Amsterdam on suspicion that he mugged British tourist Richard Cole shortly before he drowned, was released on his own recognizance on Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor announced. He is still a suspect.

Richard Cole went missing on January 25th. His in Amsterdam canal Herengracht on February 1st. show that by three men shortly before he fell into the canal.

The 23 year old suspect was . As he has no criminal record, the Public Prosecutor found that there are no grounds to hold him in custody any longer.

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