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Nothing significant found in Halliwell search

Forensic tents at Christopher Halliwell's former home in Swindon Credit: ITV News

A police search of the grounds of the former home of double murderer Christopher Halliwell has ended without any new evidence being found.

Specialist teams started excavating the garden and garage at 96 Broad Street in Swindon on Monday 20 February. They also investigated a neighbouring garage.

Police investigating near Christopher Halliwell's former home in Swindon Credit: ITV News

Wiltshire Police say they were acting on information received as part of an ongoing investigation but, despite spending a fortnight at the site and taking away evidence bags for examination, nothing significant has come to light.

The work was due to be complete within five days, but continued into a second week partly due to the adverse weather conditions.

We have meticulously explored the intelligence provided to us and have not discovered any items of significant interest as a result of the search activity undertaken.

As previously mentioned, this activity was carried out following intelligence received as part of an ongoing investigation by the Brunel Major Crime Investigation Team. This investigation will continue, therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further.

We would like to thank the residents of the properties who have no involvement in the investigation.

– Detective Chief Inspector Jeremy Carter, of the Brunel Major Crime Investigation Team
Halliwell murder victims Sian O'Callaghan and Becky Godden Credit: Family

52-year-old Swindon taxi driver Christopher Halliwell is serving life sentences for the murders of Sian O'Callaghan in 2011 and Becky Godden 13 years ago.

Despite the lack of evidence from the Broad Street investigation, there is still concern that there are other victims.

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