Two arrested over cold case disappearances

Police investigating the disappearance of a woman in Northumberland in 2005 have made two arrests linked to the murder of another missing person more than 20 years ago.

Officers have been searching remote farmland near Hexham since last Monday for the body of Janet Brown.

Two men, from Northumberland and Newcastle, are being held on suspicion of killing Michael Straughan. He was last seen leaving a pub in Newcastle in 1992.


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