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Two men arrested in connection with the disappearance of a teenager in Coventry 21 years ago have been named locally as 74 year-old Patrick Judge and his 45 year-old son Keith.
Officers from the force searched parkland in the city for a second day after new information came to light about the disappearance of Nicola Payne, 18, who went missing in 1991.
West Midlands Police said the men were arrested in Coventry on suspicion of conspiracy to prevent the lawful and decent burial of a body.
DCI Matt Markham address the media with the latest in the search for Nicola Payne.
Police have began searching an address in Miles Meadow, Coventry in connection with the inquiry.
Nicola Payne's parents, John and Marilyn, have given a statement on the developments of the case.
Two men, aged 74 and 45 from Coventry, were arrested today on suspicion of conspiracy to prevent the lawful and decent burial of a body.
Her parents said:
"We have been kept fully informed by police of the actions at Purcell Road and we are aware of the time scales this may take.
"We have also been informed of the arrests today. As there is a lot of information for us to currently take in, we would please ask that you respect our privacy while this is happening.
"We hope the arrests and activity will allow anyone who may have important information to come forward and speak to the police. We can then finally find out what has happened to Nicola.
As well as the searches in parkland, police are also searching another address in Miles Meadow, Coventry in connection with the inquiry."
Police in Coventry are continuing an appeal for information following the disappearance of teenage mother Nicola Payne more than 20 years ago.
Two men, aged 74 and 45 from Coventry, have been arrested today on suspicion of conspiracy to prevent the lawful and decent burial of a body.
DCI Matt Markham has re-appealed for information.
Police searching for Nicola Payne have arrested two men aged 74 and 45 from Coventry.
They've been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to prevent the lawful and decent burial of a body.
More to follow.
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Police have been granted more time to question two men in connection with the disappearance of Nicola Payne
Detectives investigating the disappearance of a teenager 21 years ago have arrested two men and started to search a second area.