New developments in Swindon murder investigation

Clothing belonging to Sian O'Callaghan, from Swindon, who was murdered three years ago have been recoverd by police divers. She was was killed by Christopher Halliwell who had picked her up outside a nightclub.

Detectives continue to search remote farmland

Sian O'Callaghan Credit: Wiltshire Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Wiltshire will continue searching remote farmland later.

Christopher Halliwell Credit: Wiltshire Police

Officers recovered the boots Sian O'Callaghan was wearing on the night she vanished in a pond in Ramsbury last week. The 22-year-old was killed after leaving a nightclub in Swindon in 2011. Minicab driver Christopher Halliwell was jailed for life for her murder.

One of Sian's boots recovered from a pond in Ramsbury Credit: ITV News
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Search for evidence will continue for a week

The search for evidence in the Sian O'Callaghan murder investigation will continue over the weekend and into next week.

Specialist search teams are carefully draining the pond in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, so that fingertip searches can take place of the silt at the bottom. This is a meticulous process, which involves officers from across Wiltshire and Avon and Somerset Police.

Seach continues in the Sian O'Callaghan murder investigation

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Shot gun found by police investigating woman's murder

Shot gun found by police this afternoon Credit: Wiltshire Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Wiltshire have found a shot gun near a pond in Ramsbury. Officers also discovered a pair of boots that are believed to belong to Sian O'Callaghan.

At about 4pm officers found a single barrelled shotgun. Detectives are keeping an open mind as to why the gun would be in this location. Sian O’Callaghan, who was 22 and from Swindon, was abducted and brutally murdered in March 2011.

Searches will continue over the weekend with fingertip searches and a specialist dive team from Avon and Somerset.

Police carry out extensive search in Wiltshire murder case development

The brown 'New Look' left boot belonging to the office worker was found on Wednesday floating in a pond two miles from the village of Ramsbury, near Marlborough, Wiltshire.

Today a second boot was recovered from the pond by police divers and is thought to be Miss O'Callaghan's right boot, which she was wearing when she vanished.

Halliwell, a 50-year-old taxi driver, is serving a life sentence after admitting the murder of the 22-year-old.

Miss O'Callaghan was abducted and brutally murdered in March 2011 after leaving a nightclub in the Old Town area of Swindon.

Extensive searches are being carried out in the area, including the use of a specialist dive team from Avon and Somerset and cadaver dogs from South Wales.

This is an important find and we are conducting thorough and detailed searches of the area. There are other items of Sian's property outstanding including her mobile phone and other personal belongings, we will be focusing the search for these items but keeping an open mind on what we might find.

– Detective Chief Inspector, Sean Memory, Wiltshire Police