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The brother of missing Nicola Payne has described how his family are devastated at the not guilty verdicts given to two men who've been cleared of her abduction and murder.
The teenage mother went missing in Coventry in 1991 while walking to her parents house.
Today, Thomas O'Reilly and Nigel Barwell were found not guilty of killing her.
Speaking on the steps of Birmingham Crown Court after the verdicts were given, Nigel Payne said:
Nigel also went on to thank West Midlands Police for their work in trying to find out what happened to his sister, and to the public for their messages of support since Nicola went missing.
West Midlands Police have said the Nicola Payne case was always going to be a 'difficult and complex inquiry due to the length of time of the investigation'.
Two men have been cleared of murdering 18-year-old Nicola Payne in Coventry in 1991.
He further added that the case will always remain open and they will investigate any new evidence which comes to light.
Nigel Barwell and Thomas O'Reilly have been found not guilty at Birmingham Crown Court of the December 1991 murder of Coventry teenager Nicola Payne.
The 18-year-old went missing on 14 December 1991 while walking to her parents house in Coventry.
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The officer in charge of the first Nicola Payne police inquiry spoke exclusively to ITV News Central about its early stages since 1991.
For Nicola’s parents the most important thing now is finding her body. Since 1991 her whereabouts remain a complete mystery.