UPDATED: Two men arrested on suspicion of Paige Chivers murder

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Two men are due to be quizzed by detectives on suspicion of the murder of missing Blackpool teenager Paige Chivers.

Two men, aged 45 and 59, were arrested on Monday morning at addresses on Kincraig Place, Bispham and Duncan Avenue, Norbreck.

Missing teenager Paige Chivers

Missing teenager Paige Chivers

They have also been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

They have been taken to Blackpool Central Police station for questioning.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “Detectives investigating the murder of Blackpool teenager Paige Chivers have this morning arrested two men.

“The men, aged 45 and 59, from Blackpool, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempting to pervert the course of justice and will now be questioned by detectives.”

Police today arrested two men in connection with the disappearance and possible murder of Blackpool teenager Paige Chivers.'Police at an address on Duncan Avenue in Norbreck.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'22-9-2014

Police today arrested two men in connection with the disappearance and possible murder of Blackpool teenager Paige Chivers.'Police at an address on Duncan Avenue in Norbreck. PIC BY ROB LOCK'22-9-2014

Paige was last seen in Bispham on the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2007.

The investigation is being treated as a ‘no body’ murder.”

In April, The Gazette reported how police and forensic scientists were searching a premises on All Hallows Road, close to the area where the last corroborated sighting of Paige was reported. Nothing of significance was found.

It followed a £30,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of Paige’s murderer or murderers and/or the recovery of her body by police a week earlier.

During the course of the inquiry nearly 2000 items have been recovered.

Neighbours on Duncan Avenue said it was not the first time officers had been to the address where one of the men was arrested.

One 90-year-old resident, who asked not to be named, said: “The police came about four or five years ago to talk about a girl missing in Blackpool.

“There were two vans that time but it went quiet again. We get very worried seeing police on a street like this.”

On Kincraig Place shocked neighbours said they couldn’t believe it when they saw a police van and crime scene investigators outside a block of flats.

One woman said the man believed to have been arrested was trusted by neighbours.

She added: “I’ve nothing bad to say about him.”

Another woman added: “It’s frightening to see, when you see crime scene investigators it makes you worried.

“There were about half a dozen officers.”

One resident in the block said she had noticed some police activity in the area recently.

She added: “The last week or so there have been quite a lot of police about. They were here early this morning.”

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