James Brodie search: The latest

The latest on the search for James Brodie who disappeared after Marian Bates was shot in an armed robbery at her shop in Arnold in 2003.

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Police search for the body of James Brodie

Police are searching at a farm in Lincolnshire, in connection with the suspected murder of James Brodie.

Specialist search teams are at Maize Farm, in East Heckington, Lincolnshire, investigating the disappearance of Brodie, who went missing shortly after jeweller Marian Bates was shot dead during a robbery at the Time Centre, in Arnold, in September 2003.

Brodie who was 20-years old in 2003, was also wanted for three armed robberies and a racially aggravated assault, all of which were committed in a 12-hour period three weeks before Mrs Bates was killed.

Over the last nine years, he has not made any contact with family or friends in Nottingham.

Over the years all the evidence we have collated suggests that James Brodie is dead. We have launched a murder investigation and as part of that our efforts to find him will continue.

For the sake of James’s family, we have never given up on this case, and our investigation will continue to find him.

– Rob Griffin, Detective Chief Inspector

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