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Nicola Payne disappearance: Police search land

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.

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Police search land in Coventry for missing Nicola Payne

Nicola Payne and her seven-month-old son Credit: West Midlands Police

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.

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