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'Nothing of significance' found in garden of two convicted paedophiles

David and Pauline Williams were jailed in 2015 Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police digging up the garden of two convicted paedophiles in Devon say the investigation is now complete - with nothing of significance found.

Excavation work has been carried out all this week at the properly on Cullompton Hill, Bradninch after a tip off.

David Williams and his wife Pauline were jailed last year for life and 12 years respectively. They carried out a series of assaults on ten boys and girls committed between 1991 and 2004.

The Devon couple who were once friends of infamous serial killers Fred and Rose West.

The house in Bradninch, Devon. Credit: ITV News

A dozen specialist officers were involved in the four-day search, which has now concluded.

Devon and Cornwall Police have thanked the local community for their cooperation.

“We appreciate that the Bradninch this week has attracted significant media attention and we would like to thank the residents of Bradninch for their patience & support shown."

Police vans outside the property Credit: ITV News

Following a detailed excavation at the property, nothing of significance was found by the specialist trained officers. The investigation is now complete and we are not pursuing any other lines of enquiry in relation to this investigation.

– Detective Superintendent Keith Perkin, Public Protection Unit

Back garden search enters its fourth & final day

Police are excavating the back garden of this property. Credit: ITV West Country

Police are beginning the fourth day of an operation in Devon to dig up the garden of two convicted paedophiles who were friends of Fred and Rose West.

David and Pauline Williams were jailed last November for abusing children over a 13 year period.

Their abuse started at a pub in Gloucestershire and now their former home near Exeter is still sealed off while officers excavate the garden.

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Credit: ITV West Country

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