Nicola Payne disappearance: Police search land

Police investigating the disappearance of Coventry mum Nicola Payne are carrying out a preliminary search of an area of land on a local nature reserve. The land is located off Dunrose Close in Binley.

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Nicola Payne police 'didn't recover anything' in search

The searches yesterday didn’t recover anything of interest to the investigation team, but enquires remain very much ongoing into Nicola’s disappearance in December 1991.

Two men, both aged 49 and a 51-year-old woman who were arrested in December 2013 in connection with the investigation, remain on police bail while enquiries are ongoing.

– DI Martin Slevin, West Midlands Police

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Police search land in Coventry for missing Nicola Payne

Nicola Payne and her seven-month-old son Credit: West Midlands Police

Police investigating the disappearance of Coventry mum Nicola Payne are carrying out a preliminary search of an area of land on a local nature reserve.

The land is located off Dunrose Close in Binley and officers will carry out a detailed search of an area of grassland and woods.

DI Martin Slevin, who is leading the inquiry into Nicola’s disappearance, said: “The area of land being looked at is as a result of ongoing enquiries into the disappearance of Nicola in December 1991. At this stage it is a preliminary search of an area of interest to us."

Two men, both aged 49 and a 51-year-old woman who were arrested in December 2013 in connection with the investigation, remain on police bail while enquiries are ongoing.