We wish to bring closure to Nicola’s family before the 21st Anniversary of her disappearance this December.
Police investigating the disappearance of Nicola Payne 21-years ago say they are continuing to support her family.
Today police started a new search for her Coventry.
The mother of one went missing on her way home from her parents house in 1991.
We believe someone holds the information that is key to understanding what happened to Nicola.
Police investigating the disappearance of a young Coventry mum 21 years ago are continuing to search parkland following new information about the case.
West Midlands Police said a number of specialist teams are scouring an area of cordoned-off parkland off Purcell Road in Coventry in connection with the disappearance of Nicola Payne in 1991. Her son Owen was six months old at the time.
The 18-year-old left her boyfriend's home to walk to her parents house nearby, but she never arrived.
Searches, which include the use of ground x-ray equipment, are expected to last several days
We are also appealing for new information and would urge the local community to contact officers on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The search is expected to last several days and the parkland off Purcell Fields where it adjoins Henley Road will be closed to the public.
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Markham, from Force CID on the investigation
"Today's activity is as a direct result of new information which has been developed by detectives working on the case.
"The investigation into Nicola's disappearance has always remained open and any new information has been examined.
"We are today continuing to appeal for new information and would urge the local community to think back as to whether they saw anything suspicious on or around the 14 December 1991, either at this location or where Nicola was last sighted, near to the Black Pad in Wood End."
DCI Matt Markham says they are starting the new search for Nicola Payne who went missing 21-years ago as a direct result of new information.
Nicola, aged 18, went missing from the Wood End area of the city on 14 December 1991 on her way from her home to her parent’s house.