Nicola Payne woodland search reveals 'items of interest'

Police searching woodland in connection with the disappearance of missing Coventry mum Nicola Payne have revealed 'items of interest'.

Nicola Payne woodland search reveals 'items of interest'

Police searching woodland in connection with the disappearance of missing Coventry mum Nicola Payne have revealed 'items of interest'.

Police say the items 'require further detailed examination to eliminate them as being of significance to the inquiry'.

Nicola Payne disappeared in December 1991 Credit: ITV News Central

The searches have lasted three days following new information into the disappearance in December 1991.

The investigation remains ongoing. Five people arrested in connection with her disappearance remain on police bail.

Final day of searches in Coventry country park

Nicola Payne disappeared in December 1991 Credit: ITV News Central

Detectives investigating the disappeance a mother from Coventry, who was last seen 22 years ago, are expected to complete their search of Coombe Country Park, near Coombe Abbey today. Nicola Payne disappeared in December 1991.

Experts began sifting through the woodland on Monday. Five people arrested in connection with the investigation remain on bail.

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Police appeal for more information

Police continue to search woodland on the border of Coventry in connection with the disappearance of Nicola Payne from Coventry 22 years ago.

Nicola Payne was 18 when she vanished from the Wood End area of the city in December 1991. Searches at the Coombe Abbey Country Park began early this morning. It follows the arrest and bail of four people in connection with the disappearance in recent weeks.

West Midlands police made this appeal today:

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Police search woodland in hunt for missing mother

Police officers are searching woodland at Coombe Abbey Country Park in Coventry, as part of the inquiry into the disappearance of Nicola Payne.

West Midlands Police officers search the area of Coventry woodland. Credit: ITV News

On December 14, 1991, an 18-year-old Nicola went missing on the 10 minute walk from her boyfriend's home to her parents' home in Woodway Close, Woodway Park, just 10 minutes away, taking a shortcut across waste ground. Her son Owen was seven months old at the time.

Police officers and search dogs are currently scouring an area at Coombe Abbey Country Park. Credit: ITV News

West Midlands Police, who started searching the area this morning, said the searches were prompted by "new information".

Coombe Abbey Park investigated by police

Nicola Payne went missing in 1991 Credit: ITV News Central

Police are searching an area of woodland on the border of Coventry following new information that has come to light recently.

Part of Coombe Abbey Country Park was cordoned off at 8am today. Detective Inspector Martin Slevin, who is leading the investigation, said:

"The investigation into the disappearance of Nicola Payne continues to attract new information and intelligence. "Officers remain determined to discover what happened to Nicola when she went missing in 14 December 1991 and to bring offenders to justice and bring closure to Nicola’s family."

"Specially trained Police search officers will lead the search supported by forensic scene examiners and Cadaver dogs. They will be supported by scientists from various disciplines, who will be on site during the next few days."

"As this investigation has progressed we have received new information and intelligence. I would urge anybody who has any information, no matter how small or insignificant they may feel it is, to contact the incident room at Willenhall Police station or in confidence via Crimestoppers."

There is a £10,000 reward available for information that leads to the discovery of Nicola Payne. Her family are aware of developments and being supported by West Midlands Police.

Police search woodland in search for Nicola Payne

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BREAKING - Officers investigating the disappearance of Coventry teenager Nicola Payne are to start searching an area of woodland today.

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The searches are part of the ongoing investigation to discover what happened to Nicola when she went missing over 22 years ago.

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The decision to search the area at Coombe Abbey Country Park follows the receipt and development of new information. http://t.co/UbCO9xdMHF

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