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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 keen to trace taxi driver

Police vans near the Gordon Arms in Fareham Credit: ITV Meridian

Detectives searching for Kevin John Palmer at a disused former pub in Fareham in Hampshire say he was last seen catching a taxi with two other men and they want to speak to the driver.

Detective Superintendent Paul Barton said: "The last known sighting of Mr Palmer was at the Abshot Country Club on the evening of 12th March 1999 when we believe he caught a taxi with two other men back to an address in Bishops Waltham."

He added: "En route it is suspected that Mr Palmer became involved in a fight with the other two passengers in Curbridge and was left there. I am really keen to trace the taxi driver from that night. Please contact detectives from the Operation Arkholme team at Southampton Central police station."

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