Search ends in hunt for Paige clues

Police on land near FAraday Way Bispham looking for the remains of Paige Chivers
Police on land near FAraday Way Bispham looking for the remains of Paige Chivers
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Detectives investigating the disappearance of Blackpool schoolgirl Paige Chivers have completed their search of a field in Bispham.

Police say they have “closed” the line of inquiry that saw them spend more than a month on land at Faraday Way.

Missing teenager Paige Chivers

Missing teenager Paige Chivers

It comes just days before two men are due to stand trial over the 15-year-old’s disappearance in 2007.

Police, who believe Paige was murdered despite never finding her body, cordoned off the field back in February 
after receiving new information about the case.

Forensic experts joined senior detectives on the site as they scoured the land for clues.

Police have now called off the search and have turned their attention to the upcoming murder trial.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We have conducted a thorough and 
detailed search of this area 
and we are satisfied that this line of investigation is now closed.

“Paige’s family has been kept fully informed throughout the process.”

Despite several high profile searches, police have never found her body.

Last year, police set up camp at All Hallow’s Church in Bispham.

That search followed information provided to police after a £30,000 reward was offered to help crack the case.

Paige disappeared on August 23, 2007, sparking one of the biggest searches in Lancashire Police history.

Detectives are treating it as a “no body” murder.

Two men are due to face trial, accused of being involved in her disappearance, on April 14.