Nothing of significance has been found during a search of farmland by police investigating the murder of Lisa Dorrian, the PSNI has confirmed.
Detectives investigating the disappearance of the 25-year-old hairdresser last week began searches of an area of land close to Comber.
It is understood the preliminary search was not for human remains. A police spokeswoman said the search has now concluded and “nothing of significance was found”.
“Police inquiries are continuing,” she said.
“Police would repeat their appeal to anyone who has information about Lisa's murder to contact them on 0845 600 8000, or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Miss Dorrian was last seen at a late night party at a caravan park in Ballyhalbert, Co Down, in February 2005.
Police have treated her disappearance as murder. No one has ever been charged with the crime despite a number of arrests.