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Police begin dig in Comber in bid to find murdered Lisa Dorrian's body

Published 15/02/2016

Police begin search in Comber.
Police begin search in Comber.
Police begin search in Comber.
Police begin search in Comber.

Police investigating the murder and disappearance of Lisa Dorrian in 2005 have began a search of land outside Comber.

Lisa who was 25 and from Bangor, disappeared after a party at a caravan site in Ballyhalbert on February 28 2005.

Her body has yet to be found but police believe she was murdered.

The search is a result of new information being provided to the investigation team in a bid to end the 11-year agony of the family of the missing woman.

The general location was searched in 2012 for a vehicle but police are now concentrating on a different section of land in a bid to find Lisa's body.

Search times, body recovery dogs and ground probes will all be used as part of a "significant range and amount of resources" over the next few days.

The officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway said: “We will be deploying a significant range and amount of resources over the next few days. These will include search teams, body recovery dogs and ground probes. Other equipment and experts are available, if required.

“Lisa’s family are being kept fully informed about our enquiries. The search may yield nothing but we feel it is appropriate to act on this new information.”

“This is the latest search in an extensive investigative programme and demonstrates our commitment to act on information which has been provided to us by someone who is not interested in publicity.

“Our enquiries will continue and I would again appeal to the small group of individuals who know what happened to Lisa to tell us precisely what they know before we come to them.”

In January this year Lisa's broken-hearted mum Pat (59) died without ever finding out the truth about what happened to her beloved daughter.

Despite a series of arrests, the identification of around 4,000 potential witnesses and more than 275 searches, no one has yet been brought to justice.

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