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New leads in the investigation into the disappearance of Celena Bridge

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Police in Australia 'We have a responsibility to the families to find out what happened to these women'

There's fresh hope that the mystery of the disappearance of a Cumbrian woman 15 years ago may finally be solved. Celena Bridge vanished while backpacking in Australia in 1998. It's believed she was murdered.

Last year, the investigation into her disappearance was reopened and police say they're following new leads. Hannah McNulty reports


New information about the disappearance of Celena Bridge

Police are following new leads about the disappearance of a Cumbrian backpacker in Australia 15 years ago. Celena Bridge who lived near Ainstable in the Eden Valley vanished in Queensland in 1998. She'd been travelling alone and was due to meet her fiance at the airport but never arrived.

Celena bridge from Cumbria vanished 15 years ago in Australia Credit: Queensland Police

Police believe her disappearance is linked to the disappearance of another backpacker and the murder of a 15 year old schoolgirl. Detectives have been speaking to witnesses again and told ITV News they have a 'responsibility to the families of the women to find out what happened to them.'

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