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Becky Godden murder: New witnesses after search of Christopher Halliwell's former home

House on Ashbury Avenue, Swindon being searched in Becky Godden murder case
Image caption The house in Ashbury Avenue is being searched for clues in the Becky Godden murder case

New witnesses have come forward in the case of a woman who went missing in 2011 after police this week searched the former home of a convicted killer.

Becky Godden, who was 20, was last seen in Swindon on 27 December 2002.

Taxi driver Christopher Halliwell led police to her body but charges were not made as police failed to follow arrest guidelines.

Earlier this week, detectives said they had found "items of interest" at the property in Ashbury Avenue.

Det Ch Insp, Sean Memory said: 'Work is now complete at the house and a number of items have been sent for forensic analysis.

"The results of these tests are expected to take some weeks.

"The investigation continues and further lines of enquiry have been developed following the new witnesses who came forward as a result of the activity this week."

Halliwell, 50, who admitted killing Sian O'Callaghan and is now serving life for her murder, lived at the address between 2005 and 2006.

Dogs trained to detect traces of blood and human remains were used by the team to search the house.

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