Police believe it is a "distinct possibility" that Halliwell was a serial killer, beyond the two murders he was convicted for.Read the full story ›
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“Searches are being conducted in the gardens and garages of two properties in Broad Street over this coming week.
“Whilst we do not have plans, at this stage, to search inside the properties there will be some disruption to the occupants. I would like to make it clear that those living at the addresses have no involvement in the investigation and we thank them for their understanding and patience.
“Although we are unable to comment on the nature of our enquiries, we can say that we are acting on intelligence received.”
“We understand that this activity may cause concern for the local community and residents can expect to see a police cordon in place within the alleyways in Broad Street for the next five days. This should not impact upon other local residents. Officers will continue to patrol the vicinity and will be available for anyone who has any concerns relating to the searches.”
ITV News understands that Wiltshire Police are searching the garden of murderer Christopher Halliwell's former home in Swindon.
Two properties, believed to be on the same street, are being searched.
The operation is expected to last a couple of days.
Police say it's intelligence led, based on new information, and they emphasise they are not sure if they'll find anything.
Police have never searched the exterior of the property before and say that the search is unrelated to the current owners.
Specialist officers are currently carrying out excavation work within the gardens of two properties within Broad Street as part of an ongoing investigation being carried out by the Brunel Major Crime Investigation Team. This relates to intelligence that the force has received. We are unable to comment further at this time.
Halliwell, a Swindon taxi driver, was jailed for a whole life term, after being found guilty of murdering Becky Godden.
The 52 year-old was already serving a life sentence for the murder of Sian O’Callaghan in 2011.
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