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Police begin new search for body of a man missing for 15 years

Police have begun searching for the body of suspected murder victim at a disused pub in Hampshire.

Kevin John Palmer went missing in Hampshire on 12th March 1999 after a night out with friends.

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Police dig up former pub in search for murder victim

Police have begun searching for the body of suspected murder victim at a disused pub in Hampshire.

Kevin John Palmer went missing in Hampshire on 12th March 1999 after a night out with friends.

He disappeared shortly after arriving the UK from Spain, where he had been living. He has never been found.

Detectives from Hampshire's Major Investigation Team (HMIT) are pursuing leads following a recent routine cold case review.

A search for Mr Palmer’s body and related evidence is underway in the garden of a disused former pub, the Gordon Arms, in Gordon Road, Fareham.

Police entered the property this morning, 4th February 2014 and sealed off the grounds for examination by specialist officers and equipment.

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