Keith Bennett: 'No items of interest' found during search for Moors murders victim

10/6/2022 12:00:00 AM

Forensic teams began digging in Saddleworth Moor last week after a true crime author contacted them

Forensic teams began digging in Saddleworth Moor last week after a true crime author contacted them

Police say nothing “of interest” has been found during a search for the remains of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett.

Police have been searching Saddleworth Moor for the remains of Moors murders victim Keith Bennett Advertisement “Forensic archaeologists and forensic anthropologists have now completed a methodical archaeological excavation and examination of the area previously dug and refilled by the member of the public,” she said.Officers have been searching for the body of Keith Benett since last week (Picture: SWNS) Police have said no ‘bones’ or ‘visible evidence’ have been found in the search for Archaeloogists have been excavating the scence in the Peak District after an author claimed to have located the 12-year-old’s makeshift grave.PA Media Image caption, Keith Bennett, who was killed in 1964, is the only victim whose remains were not found Image source, PA Media Image caption, Officers and forensic experts were now continuing a "controlled excavation" of the surrounding area, police said Det Ch Insp Cheryl Hughes said forensic archaeologists and forensic anthropologists had "completed a methodical archaeological excavation and examination of the area previously dug and refilled by the member of the public".Police Chief Among Officers Fired as Indonesia Investigates Deadly Stadium Disaster Police Chief Among Officers Fired as Indonesia Investigates Deadly Stadium Disaster Soccer fans light candles during a vigil for supporters of Arema FC who died in Saturday's stampede, in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Oct.

“No bones, fabric or items of interest were recovered from the soil.“These accredited and certified forensic experts are now continuing with a methodical and controlled excavation of the area immediately surrounding the original site to provide a higher level of assurance of the presence or absence of any items of interest.However digging will continue in the wider area of Saddleworth Moor in the Peak District, and soil samples have been taken for analysis, cops said.” She added: “GMP is committed to providing Keith’s family with answers following this report, both from the physical excavation and subsequent analysis of samples."Further soil samples have been taken for analysis, but at this time, there is no visible evidence to suggest the presence of human remains," she said.This will take some time but we will keep the family updated at every stage and request that their privacy is respected.Last month, the reported that author Russell Edwards believed he had located the youngster’s grave on Saddleworth Moor.Advertisement Hide Ad Keith Bennett and murderer Ian Brady.The organizer had banned supporters of the visiting team, Persebaya Surabaya, because of Indonesia’s history of violent soccer rivalries.

“We have seen the outpouring of support since this news broke so know how our communities feel about this case but we are asking members of the public not to travel to the area and can assure them that we will provide timely and appropriate updates.Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Hughes said: ‘Forensic archaeologists and forensic anthropologists have now completed a methodical archaeological excavation and examination of the area previously dug and refilled by the member of the public.Media caption, Daniel Sandford looks back at the revulsion caused by Brady's crimes Keith went missing while on his way to see his grandmother in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester on 16 June 1964.” Detective Chief Inspector Hughes also said samples obtained by the author will be analysed.Alan Bennett has criticised the author for publicly claiming to have found his brother’s remains.‘These accredited and certified forensic experts are now continuing with a methodical and controlled excavation of the area immediately surrounding the original site to provide a higher level of assurance of the presence or absence of any items of interest.Advertisement Hide Ad On social media, he wrote: “Make of this what you will but I know who I believe and I'm biting my lip very hard and biding my time.Brady, who was born in Glasgow but later moved to Manchester, was jailed in 1966 for the murders of John Kilbride, aged 12, Lesley Ann Downey, 10, and Edward Evans, 17.But the truth will be told, I will make sure of that.‘The scene examination is ongoing.Indonesians hold a candlelight vigil for victims of a stampede, in Medan on Oct.

” Mr Edwards said: “GMP’s investigations at the site are ongoing.I handed over to the police evidence such as photographs of body parts from the site, including an upper jawbone and teeth, as well as what we perceived to be material.’ Detective Hughes said that GMP is keeping Keith’s family updated at each stage of the search.Lesley Ann was the first victim to be found on Saddleworth Moor, after police received a tip-off from one of Brady's neighbours, and subsequent searches of the area unearthed the remains of Pauline and John.” Their first victim, 16-year-old Pauline Reade, was murdered in July 1963, but her body was not found until a search of the Moors was conducted in 1987.John Kilbride was 12 when he disappeared in November 1963, after leaving home to go to the cinema.His body was found in a shallow grave on Saddleworth Moor in October 1965.But most of the deaths occurred when riot police, trying to stop the violence, fired tear gas, including in the stands, triggering a disastrous stampede of fans making a panicked, chaotic run for the exits.

Advertisement Hide Ad Lesley Ann Downey went missing on Boxing Day 1964, after she went to a fairground with a friend and the 10-year-old’s body was found in a shallow peat grave on Saddleworth Moor, in October the following year.Edward Evans, 17, body was found in a plastic bag on October 7 in 1965, at the house where the killers were living, after Hindley's brother-in-law, David Smith witnessed the murder and phoned the police.Sign up Sign up Thank you for signing up! Did you know with a Digital subscription to Yorkshire Post, you can get access to all of our premium content, as well as benefiting from fewer ads, loyalty rewards and much more.Sorry, there seem to be some issues.Please try again later.National Police spokesperson Dedy Prasetyo said Malang police chief Ferli Hidayat had been removed along with nine members of an elite police mobile brigade and face possible dismissal in a police ethics trial.

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