THE family of tragic Natasha Derby today welcomed police arrests – but said nothing the justice system could do could ease their pain.

Two women and a man from the Reading area were today arrested in connection with the shooting of Natasha, 23, at a ragga night in High Wycombe in 2004.

They remain in police custody.

She was shot in the head in a crime that shocked High Wycombe.

Her mother, Margaret Derby, welcomed news of the arrests.

Yet she said whatever the outcome of the investigation, nothing will bring her daughter back.

Mrs Derby, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire, said: “I will never stop crying until I go to my grave.”

Natasha’s grandmother and aunt told the Bucks Free Press they were pleased by the police investigation – but her death had taken a massive toll on the family.

Suzanne England, Natasha’s aunt, of Kingsmead Road, Loudwater, said: “I don’t think it is going to change anything.

“The damage has been done.

“She is still gone, we can’t bring her back.

“She went horribly – we will never forget how she was taken.”

Grandmother Elizabeth Eng-land, 67, said: “We didn’t hear anything more so we thought the police had not continued with the investigation.

“This is really good news.”

She said she hoped the latest arrests were a step towards bringing her granddaughter’s killer to justice.

Another man was acquitted in August 2005 of her manslaughter and murder after a seven-day trial.

Mrs England said of Natasha’s wider family: “Hopefully they will be able to have some kind of peace.”

Natasha, who lived at the YMCA in Crest Road, helped organise the event on September 4 and was shot as she watched the DJ towards the end of the night.

She was taken to Wycombe Hospital with a bullet lodged in her brain.

Her family took the decision to turn off Natasha’s life support the following day after she was declared brain dead.

Det Supt Barry Halliday, head of Thames Valley Police’s major crime review team, said: “We have continued to review and investigate Natasha’s death resulting in these arrests being made today.

“This is one of a number of historic homicides being investigated by the major crime review team in the Thames Valley area.

“Our communities can be reassured that such invest-igations are never closed.”

Anyone with information about the investigation can call the police on 0845 8 505 505 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.