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Officers search allotments for missing Sameena Imam

The search for a woman who went missing on Christmas Eve has switched to an allotment in Leicester.

Police forensics specialists have been examining an area of Groby Road Allotments for Sameema Imam, who was last seen at Costco store in Coventry, where she worked, on 24 December.

Sameena Imam hasn't been seen since Christmas Eve Credit: West Midlands Police

Searches for the 34-year-old, who was living in Cardiff at the time of her disappearance, have also taken place at an address in Hughenden Drive.

Two men charged with her murder appeared via videolink at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday and have been remanded in custody with a provisional trial date set for the end of June.

Roger Cooper, 40, from Coventry, and 38-year-old David Cooper from Leicester, were arrested at their home addresses on 7 January.

The investigation is ongoing and officers are keen to speak to anyone with information about Sameena’s disappearance.

West Midlands Police said Sameena’s family are being kept up to date with developments.

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The chain said its proposals will require around 500 fewer roles in its store support centres Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Brothers charged with murder of Sameena Imam

Sameena hasn't been since Christmas Eve Credit: West Midlands Police

Two brothers have been charged with the murder of missing Coventry warehouse worker Sameena Imam.

Roger Cooper, from Coventry, and David Cooper, from Leicester, will appear before Birmingham Magistrates charged with her murder tomorrow.

Despite extensive searches, the 34-year-old has not been seen since Christmas Eve.

Detective Superintendent Mark Payne said: "This is a significant development. Our thoughts are with Sameena's family and friends at this time."

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