Searches at Pentylands Country Park in Highworth now complete

Alert message sent 27/02/2019 16:46:00

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Statement below from Det/Supt Jeremy Carter:

"The searches at Pentylands Country Park in Highworth have today concluded and we can confirm that no items of interest have been discovered. 

"Specialist search police dogs and officers began work within a small area of the park on Friday 22 February, following information from a member of the public.  This information was passed to us from a concerned dog walker in good faith and was acted upon appropriately and thoroughly.

"We have meticulously searched this area and concluded that nothing of interest is located there.

"We would like to thank the local community for their support and patience whilst this work was undertaken. We appreciate this is a popular community asset and the work would have caused some disruption to those who use it regularly.
"We would also like to thank the member of the public who contacted us – it is important that any information provided to us is looked at and acted upon if appropriate.
"Speculation in the media has been rife since we began work at the site and I would once again like to emphasise that we have never suggested that this search was in any way connected to any other case or inquiry – either active or otherwise. It is important we keep an open mind and make statements based upon fact not speculation."

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Katie Bond (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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