New search in Sian O'Callaghan murder inquiry

Police investigating the murder of Sian O'Callaghan in Wiltshire have made a discovery in a field near Swindon after they received information that some of her property may be in the area.

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Police continue search for property of Sian O'Callaghan

Sian O'Callaghan Credit: Family

Officers from Wiltshire's Major Crime Investigation Team are continuing to search for property belonging to murder victim Sian O’Callaghan.

The 22-year-old was murdered in 2011 by minicab driver Christopher Halliwell.

Today police are searching another field between the villages of Bourton and Bishopstone. Officers have received information that Sian's property may be in this area.

New find in Sian O'Callaghan murder investigation

Sian O'Callaghan was murdered by minicab driver Christopher Halliwell, who has been jailed for life Credit: Family

Police searching for items belonging to Wiltshire murder victim, Sian O'Callaghan, have made a discovery.

Sian was murdered by minicab driver Christopher Halliwell having been abducted from a nightclub in Swindon in March 2011.

Her boots were found in Ramsbury earlier this year but her handbag, mobile phone and keys are still missing.

Following a tip off, officers have been searching a field between the villages of Bourton and Bishopstone. Today it emerged they have taken an item found in a ditch for forensic analysis.

The search has now ended for the time being.

We continue to be in close contact with Sian’s family and they have always wanted to know what happened to her belongings.

Due to new information we have been searching in this area for the remaining items that are missing and should we find them, we shall be returning them to the family as soon as possible.

– Detective Chief Inspector Sean Memory, Major Crime Investigation Team

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New search in Sian O'Callaghan investigation

Sian O'Callaghan was murdered by taxi driver Christopher Halliwell in 2011 Credit: Family

Wiltshire Police have been searching a field near Swindon for items belonging to murder victim Sian O'Callaghan.

She was abducted and murdered in 2011 after leaving a nightclub in Swindon. Her handbag and mobile phone were never found but her boots turned up in a pond near Marlborough earlier this year.

Taxi driver Christopher Halliwell is serving life for her murder.

We can confirm that officers from Wiltshire's Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) have been searching a field between the villages of Bourton and Bishopstone, about six miles east of Swindon, and just west of the border with Oxfordshire.

These searches are in relation to outstanding property belonging to murder victim Sian O'Callaghan. Officers have received information that Sian's property may be in this area.

The searches have not found any of the outstanding property at this stage.

This is not related to the investigation into the murder of Becky Godden.

– Wiltshire Police spokesperson

Search for evidence will continue for a week

The search for evidence in the Sian O'Callaghan murder investigation will continue over the weekend and into next week.

Specialist search teams are carefully draining the pond in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, so that fingertip searches can take place of the silt at the bottom. This is a meticulous process, which involves officers from across Wiltshire and Avon and Somerset Police.

Seach continues in the Sian O'Callaghan murder investigation

Search continues where boots of murder victim found

Police are continuing with their search of remote farmland in wiltshire after boots of murder victim Sian O'Callaghan were found in a pond.

The police aren't saying what has led them to search this area, but they have also discovered women's clothing buried in woodland near the pond close to the village of Ramsbury.

Sian was killed in 2011 by minicab driver Chris Halliwell, who picked her up after she left a nightclub in swindon. He was jailed for life for her murder.

Police investigating murder case find clothes at pond

There have been further dramatic developments in the Sian O'Callaghan murder case. Today detectives began draining the pond at Ramsbury near Marlborough her boots were found last week.

Today, police say they've now found women's clothes on the site. Sian was murdered three years ago by minicab driver Christopher Halliwell. Detectives are investigating whether he's responsible for the murder of other young women. Ken Goodwin reports.

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Pond where murdered Wiltshire woman's boots were found to be drained

Police found Sian O'Callaghan's boots in a pond in Ramsbury last week Credit: ITV West Country

The pond where the boots of murdered office worker Sian O'Callaghan were discovered is to be drained.

Sian was stabbed by Swindon minicab driver Chris Halliwell in March 2011. Her body was found in a roadside verge. But many of her belongings have never been found.

Police searching pond in Ramsbury where they found Sian O'Callaghan's boots Credit: ITV West Country

Detectives discovered her boots in a pond about eight miles away near Ramsbury in Wiltshire last week.

Sian's handbag, keys and phone have never been found. Neither has the knife. Police are investigating whether Halliwell killed other women from the area.

Shotgun found in Sian O'Callaghan search

Wiltshire Police have revealed that a single barrel shotgun had also been found in a pond being searched as part of a murder investigation.

Earlier two boots were retrieved from a pond at Ramsbury near Marlborough and were found to be the ones worn by Wiltshire murder victim Sian O'Callaghan when she went missing from a Swindon nightclub in 2011.

Minicab driver Christopher Halliwell is serving life for her murder.

Detectives are keeping an open mind as to why the gun would be in this location

Searches will continue over the weekend with fingertip searches and a specialist dive team from Avon and Somerset.

– Wiltshire Police spokeswoman

Miss O'Callaghan died from a single stab wound to the head. She was not shot. But detectives are investigating whether Halliwell is responsible for other murders of young women.

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