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Missing Paige Chivers: Two men arrested for murder

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Image caption Paige Chivers was last seen in August 2007

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a teenager who has been missing since 2007.

Paige Chivers, 15, was last seen on August bank holiday in Bispham, Blackpool, in 2007.

She has not been seen or made contact with any family or friends. Her body has not been found.

The men, aged 45 and 59 from Blackpool, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Despite numerous appeals, rewards, and a long-running police investigation she has not been seen since.

Lancashire Constabulary said the investigation was being treated as a "no body" murder.

In May, police searched an overgrown area off All Hallows Church, Bispham.

The land is close to where a flat was searched in April after a £30,000 reward was offered to help solve the teenager's disappearance.

Police said the arrests were "not as a direct result of the reward".

During the inquiry, Lancashire Constabulary said it had arrested and questioned a number of people in relation to Paige's disappearance, but they had all been released without charge.

Image caption Frank Chivers was murdered last year

It was previously reported she was last seen on 23 August at a bus stop on Ashfield Road, Bispham, carrying a bag or suitcase after a row.

However, police said this was no longer the case and they could only confirm she went missing "some time over the bank holiday weekend".

Paige's father Frank Chivers, 49, died last year after being found with a head injury at his home in Layton.

Sean Conlon, 44, of no fixed address, was convicted of his murder and jailed for a minimum of 15 years at Preston Crown Court in January.

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