In his book 'The Lost Boy' Duncan Staff claims he has evidence the body of Keith Bennett could be buried in Staffordshire.
A leading forensic archaeologist has carried out a preliminary search of the area and is demanding a full scale investigation.
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Further snow showers are expected to continue through the morning, easing somewhat during the afternoon.
Strong, bitterly cold winds, with sunny intervals and scattered snow showers.
Old Market Square in Nottingham was a blaze of orange, green and white as hundreds brave the blizzard-like conditions.