Couple held in search for boy

Police investigating the disappearance of a nine-year-old boy more than two months ago yesterday arrested a man and a woman. Daniel Handley was last seen after leaving a friend's flat in Beckton, east London, on Sunday, 2 October, to cycle the sho rt distance home.

After his silver BMX was found abandoned nearby, police dug up the garden at his home and at an address where he lived six months earlier before his parents separated. Scotland Yard said the couple were arrested "at an address in East London" in connection with Daniel's disappearance. They said Daniel had "not yet been found'.

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