Search for Naheed Khan focuses on a disused underground carpark

Cleveland Police have announced a new location of interest Credit: ITV News

Police investigating the disappearance of Teesside grandmother Naheed Khan are now focusing their search on a disused underground carpark.

The site on Marton Road in Middlesbrough is close to where the 43-year-old from Thornaby was last seen in May 2018. However, Cleveland Police are now working on the theory that she was murdered.

Officers say Ms Khan's mobile phone and bank account have not been used since she was last seen almost 10 months ago in Middlesbrough.

A 39-year-old was arrested but has since been released under investigation.

Last week, 1,200 beermats were distributed in pubs across Middlesbrough, in the hope the image of Naheed would jog someone's memory, in the hope of tracing her.

Police released a detailed timeline of Naheed's last known movements.

Chief Inspector Mark Dimelow, from Cleveland Police, spoke to the press regarding the latest update in their investigation but says information from the public is crucial for finding Naheed.