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A garage once rented to a convicted serial killer has been dug up by police hunting for any further victims, police confirmed today.
Officers using specialist search equipment examined the garage in Broadmere Avenue, Havant, Hampshire, as part of a national inquiry into the past of Peter Tobin.
Tobin is currently serving life sentences for the murders of Angelika Kluk, Vicky Hamilton and Dinah McNicol.
A spokeswoman for Hampshire Police said that nothing suspicious was found at the single garage.
"The search was initiated as a result of information received by the inquiry team regarding Tobin's movements in Havant in 1993, when he is believed to have rented the garage.
"It is not linked to any specific missing person. Aside from this address, we do not intend to search any other properties in Hampshire.''
Police were assisted by officers trained in specialist search from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The police spokeswoman said that the search followed an initial survey using ground penetrating radar which indicated further exploratory work was required.
The search was carried out as part of Operation Anagram in which all of the country's police forces were asked to examine any possible links with Tobin's past.
Earlier this year searches were carried out at properties in Brighton, East Sussex, which did not reveal anything suspicious.
Tobin, originally from Renfrewshire, killed 23-year-old Angelika Kluk, a Polish student, in Glasgow in September 2006.
The remains of 15-year-old Miss Hamilton, from Bathgate, near Edinburgh, and 18-year-old Miss McNicol, from Tillingham in Essex, were found buried in the garden of a house in Margate, Kent.