Police to look for missed clues in Suzy Lamplugh inquiry

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THE INVESTIGATION into the disappearance more than 13 years ago of the estate agentSuzy Lamplugh is to be reviewed to see whether detectives have missed any clues.

A team of detectives is expected to take about 10 weeks to review one of the country's most baffling missing persons inquiries but Scotland Yard stressed last night that they do not have any new information or leads and that the decision to re-examine the inquiry is not prompted by any breakthrough.

Miss Lamplugh, 25, went missing in July 1986 after going to meet a client at a house in Fulham, south west London, which her firm was selling.

The internal police review announced yesterday follows the appointment of a new officer in charge of the case following the retirement of the previous head of the inquiry.

It will be conducted, from the start of the new year, under the command of Detective Chief Inspector Barry Webb, who led a review into the Jill Dando murder inquiry. The team will ensure that all possible leads were followed up, that investigating procedures were correct, and whether any new development in forensic science, such as the advancement in DNA, could be used.

Hopes of finding Miss Lamplugh's body were raised earlier this month when her mother was sent a letter saying where she had been buried.

But detectives said later that the information, pointing to a 90-acre site in Norton, Worcestershire once used as a regimental barracks, was neither new nor significant.