DCI Matt Markham, West Midlands Police
West Midlands Police have appealed directly to anyone responsible for Nicola Payne's disappearance 21 years to come forward and help with the investigation.
It follows the search of parkland in Coventry after new information emerged. The search of Purcell Road began this morning with scientists from the Home Office using ground x-ray and metal detection equipment.
Nicola was 18 when she went missing from the Wood End area of the city in 1991. Nicola has not been seen since.