Case Of Nicola Payne

The family of a missing mother from Coventry have marked what would have been her 40th birthday.

Nicola Payne went missing 21-years-ago near her home in the Wood End area of the city.

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Family of Nicola issue a statement

Family issue a stament over the new searches for their daughter Credit: ITV Central

Nicola's family say they are supporting the new search for their daughter:

"It has been nearly 21 years since our daughter Nicola went missing. For many years we have suffered not knowing what has happened to her.

"Today demonstrates that there are people still providing vital and important information to the price around her disappearance.

"If there is anyone who has information that will assist the police around this new site or witnessed anything around this location back in December 1991 please make contact with the officers.

"We are appealing as a family to find Nicola and to give us the clue we deserve. We fully support West Midlands Police at this time."

Police appeal for new information into Nicola Payne's disappearance

Speaking about today's new searches, a spokesperson from West Midlands Police said:

"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, to come forward if they have not previously done so."

– DCI Matt Markham from Force CID
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