Police are searching a farm in Lincolnshire, in connection with the suspected murder of a man wanted for a string of armed robberies. James Brodie went missing shortly after jeweller Marian Bates, from Mansfield, was shot dead during a robbery in Nottingham almost ten years ago.
Specialist search teams are at Maize Farm, in East Heckington. Brodie who was 20-years old at the time, was also wanted for three armed robberies and a racially aggravated assault, all of which were committed in a 12-hour period three weeks before Mrs Bates was killed.
Over the years all the evidence we have collated suggests that James Brodie is dead. We have launched a murder investigation and as part of that our efforts to find him will continue.
For the sake of James’s family, we have never given up on this case, and our investigation will continue to find him.