James Brodie: Lincolnshire canal search over missing man

James Brodie James Brodie has not made contact with anyone since 2003

Police divers are to search a canal as part of an inquiry into the death of a man wanted over the murder of a Nottinghamshire jeweller.

James Brodie, 19, is believed to have gone missing after jeweller Marian Bates was shot dead during a robbery at the Time Centre, Arnold in 2003.

Dean Betton, 32, of Raleigh Street, Radford, Nottingham, is currently on remand charged with Brodie's murder.

The search at East Heckington in Lincolnshire, is due to last the week.

Scientific tests

Two men aged 31 and 34 arrested on suspicion of Mr Brodie's murder remain on bail pending further inquiries.

In February, Nottinghamshire Police searched land at Maize Farm in East Heckington.

Officers said a number of samples taken had been sent off for further scientific tests.

Mr Brodie has not made any contact with family or friends in almost nine years.

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