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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.
A woman arrested in connection with the disappearance of Nicola Payne in Coventry 22 years ago has been released on bail.
The 18-year-old had a seven-month-old son at the time she went missing near her home in December 1991.
The 51-year-old woman was arrested yesterday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
Two 49-year-old men, who were also arrested on suspicion of the murder and abduction of the teenager mother, are being held for questioning for a further 36 hours.
Detectives were earlier given permission to continue questioning three people in custody until at least 9pm tonight. Coventry mother Nicola Payne was last seen in the city in December 1991.
Police are tonight still questioning three people over the disappearance of Coventry mother Nicola Payne.
The 18-year-old was last seen in the city in December 1991.
Earlier today two men both aged 49 were arrested at their homes in the Bell Green and Stoke areas of Coventry on suspicion of her abduction and murder.
A 51-year-old woman from the Bell Green area was also arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
Two men from Coventry have been arrested on suspicion of the abduction and murder of Nicola Payne. Read a timeline of the case.Read the full story ›
Two men have been arrested in Coventry on suspicion of the abduction and murder of Nicola Payne, who went missing 22 years ago.
The two men are both aged 49 and were arrested at 8am this morning in the Bell Green and Stoke areas of Coventry.
A 51-year-old woman was also arrested at the Bell Green address on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
All three suspects are being questioned by detectives at police stations in the West Midlands.
Nicola disappeared in Coventry on 14 December 1991 and the mother-of-one has not been seen since.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the abduction and murder of Nicola Payne, who went missing from Coventry 22 years ago.
A "number" of new lines of enquiry have emerged from a re-appeal for information following a forensic breakthrough in the case of a young mother who has been missing for 22 years.
Nicola Payne was last seen leaving her boyfriend's house in Coventry, setting off on the short journey to her parents' house.
But she never arrived - and, as tomorrow marks the 22nd anniversary of her disappearance, police are hoping that cutting-edge forensic technology will finally cast light on the mystery.
Det Insp Martin Slevin said:
We have received a number of calls relating to Nicola’s disappearance and some have given us new and interesting lines of inquiry to follow up.
We are asking for anyone who hasn’t phoned us yet and who has information to come forward. We are determined to find what happened to Nicola and bring closure to her family.