Wiltshire

'Good response' to CCTV images of Donavan Van Lill

Donavan Van Lill
Image caption Appeals on Crimewatch and an internet campaign have failed to turn up any trace of Mr Van Lill

Police say they are "very pleased" with the response to the re-launch of their investigation into the suspected murder of a Wiltshire man.

Donavan Van Lill, 29, a fitness instructor from Chippenham, went missing from his home in March 2010.

This week, 70 CCTV clips taken from a pub's camera on the Pewsham Estate where he lived, were released.

Wiltshire police said they had already received information "which wasn't in the original investigation".

The case is being re-examined after Mr Van Lill's friend Martin Sugden, 42, a former marine, was cleared of murder in April.

Det Insp Don Stirton said: "We've had over a dozen phone calls into the incident room and a similar number into our 0845 number - which has led to a number of those vehicles and images of people being identified and eliminated from the inquiry.

"We're confident that at least 10-15% of the 70 so far have been removed and we've also had some new lines of inquiry identified from those calls."

The charity Crimestoppers has also announced it is to offer a £5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.

Despite extensive police searches, Mr Van Lill's body has never been found.

Appeals on Crimewatch and an internet campaign have failed to turn up any trace of him.

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