‘No significant items found so far’ in search for missing Becky

Becky Watts

Becky Watts

More police resources are being brought in as the search for missing 16-year-old Becky Watts intensifies. 

A number of locations have now been searched within a 2km radius of Becky’s home address in St George, but detectives say that no significant items have been identified so far.

A laptop found in Vassals Park yesterday has been ruled out as belonging to Becky.

Six specialist search teams, complemented by officers from the Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall and Gloucestershire police forces, are working each day to find Becky, who has been missing since 19th February.

Search and missing persons’ experts from the National Crime Agency, College of Policing and the National Missing Persons organisations continue to work with the inquiry team and tomorrow police will again be assisted by the specialist dog unit from South Wales Police and the police helicopter.

Detective Superintendent Liz Tunks, head of the Major Crime Investigation Team at Avon & Somerset police, said this afternoon: “Firstly, I would like to reiterate my message yesterday that our search for Becky continues unabated and we are using all available resources to find her.

“Secondly, I would like to extend my thanks to the local communities in St George and the wider Bristol area who have assisted with our search efforts so far.

“The sheer number of people who have shown support during the public searches has been incredible. I would ask that all planned public searches are co-ordinated through us so they dovetail with the extensive search operation we have running.

“Finally, I would urge anyone who have any information as to Becky’s whereabouts to come forward immediately. Please call us on 101 or use the online reporting page on our website.”

The two people arrested yesterday remain in police custody.