Suzy Lamplugh: Police search in Pershore
3 July 2019, 15:55 | Updated: 3 July 2019, 15:58
Police investigating the 33-year mystery of the estate agent from Cheltenham, who was murdered, have begun searching areas of land in Pershore.
Officers are acting on new information received as a result of the publicity around the search of a property in Sutton Coldfield in November last year and are being assisted by West Mercia Police.
The force has said Ms Lamplugh's family have been notified of the new searches.
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: "On Wednesday 3 July, officers from the Metropolitan Police Service commenced a search of areas of land in Pershore, Worcestershire. The search relates to the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh in 1986.
"Colleagues from West Mercia Police are assisting. A number of officers and police staff will remain on site until a thorough search has been completed.
"Officers received new information about Miss Lamplugh's disappearance following the publicity around the search of a property in Sutton Coldfield in November 2018, as part of this investigation."
The statement continued: "All information was reviewed. Information relating to the areas we are currently searching was assessed and the decision was taken to make further inquiries."