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Sarah Benford murder enquiry: Sarah has been missing since April 2000.

Sarah Benford murder: Police searching land in Kettering

Monday, 15th November 2021, Northamptonshire Police begin excavating a section of land in Kettering in the search for the body of missing teenager Sarah Benford.

Sarah has not been seen alive since April 6, 2000 when she went missing from her care home in Northampton.

Northamptonshire Police subsequently declared a murder investigation, but despite a four-year inquiry including the arrest of a number of suspects as well as searches in Kettering, London and Wales, nobody has ever been charged.

However, following new intelligence gathered by the Force’s Major Investigation Team, a search has begun on an area of open space land in the Valley Walk area of Kettering.


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