New search for Moors murder victim 'to start next week'

Claims that a fresh search for the body of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett was planned for next week have been played down by his brother and David Jones, a mountain rescue worker involved in previous searches.

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Team 'very close' to resolving case of Moors victim

The team searching for the body of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett feel they are getting "very close" to resolving the case, according to the Daily Mirror.

Welsh mountain rescue leader David Jones, who visited the moor with Keith's mother Winnie Johnson four years ago, said new evidence has reduced the search to an area the size of three football pitches.

David Jones (centre) pictured on Saddleworth Moor during a search in March 2010. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Mr Jones told the newspaper: "I am hoping 100% that we can find Keith, but I am aware that it might not be him buried.

"We've identified three specific new areas of the moor and will operate a grid system of search using the equipment and dogs."

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