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Birmingham house searched in hunt for missing woman

Lisa Bennett
Lisa Bennett was last seen in a shop in May 2013

Police have started searching a house near the home of a missing 39-year-old Birmingham woman.

Lisa Bennett, from Selly Oak, was last seen in May 2013 at a shop near her home.

West Midlands police said she had not accessed her bank accounts since she disappeared and that it "feared the worst" for her.

A 34-year-old man was arrested in February on suspicion of Lisa's murder and remains on bail.

The force said the searches at the address in Kingston Court, Abdon Avenue, Selly Oak, could take several days.

Det Insp Warren Hines said: "To date we have found nothing to suggest that Lisa had planned to leave or even that she is still alive."

He "strongly suspected" Ms Bennett had been a victim of crime.

But he said the investigation would continue, adding: "Lisa is still missing. We need to find her and give her family some answers."

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