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  1. Ronke Phillips

Specialist teams search for missing schoolgirl Danielle Jones

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Specialist forensic police teams are searching garages in Essex to try to find the body of a schoolgirl who went missing sixteen years ago.

Danielle Jones, was last seen on June 18 2001 as she left her home in East Tilbury to catch the bus to school.

Her uncle Stuart Campbell was convicted of murder in December 2002, but her body has never been found. The police vowed at the time they would never give up looking for Danielle's body.

This morning, Assistant Chief Constable Steve Worron, head of Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, described the search as a "credible line of inquiry".

It comes after police received information earlier this year of "unusual activity" in the area.

The site was not searched during the 2001 investigation and detectives want to know why this did not happen.