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Fred West: No human remains or ‘items of importance’ found under coffee related to serial killer and Mary Bastholm | UK News

No human remains have been found under a cafe in Gloucester, which is believed to have links to serial killer Fred West and missing daughter Mary Bastholm, police said.

Gloucestershire Police said no other “material of importance” had been discovered at the Clean Plate Cafe, which is on the same site as a former cafe – the Pop-In – where Mary worked as a waitress.

She was last seen alive in January 1968.

Undated file photo of Mary Bastholm, 15 when she was reported missing on January 6, 1968 and has never been found.  Issue date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
Mary Bastholm worked in the cafe before she passed away in 1968

The Bastholm family said in a statement: “We are still very sad that Mary was not found. We were hoping to get a final closure on her disappearance so that we can put her to rest.”

They described her as a “strong willed and happy teenager, much loved by her parents and her two brothers”.

Her life was “tragically cut short” when she disappeared and her family “was never the same after her disappearance,” they said.

Gloucestershire Police said in their statement: “Excavation work at the Clean Plate Cafe is now complete and we cannot confirm that no human bodies or items of significance to the investigation have been found.

“Excavations to access and examine six areas of interest or” anomalies “in the cellar began on Wednesday May 19th.

A photograph of Fred West released by the police.  Officers have been called to a cafe in Gloucester by a production company filming a documentary, Gloucestershire Police said.  They reported how they found possible evidence suggesting a body may be buried on the property.  The force said in a statement that people had previously linked the building to Mary Bastholm's disappearance.  Mary was 15 when she was reported missing on January 6, 1968 and has never been found.  His disappearance had al
West was suspected of missing Miss Bastholm

“The anomalies were identified by a team of forensic archeology experts and anthropologists before the excavation work, with the experts having determined that the remaining areas of the cellar had not been disturbed since before 1968, when Mary Bastholm is missing.

“Each area has been carefully examined by the forensic team with the support of the gendarmerie officers.

“The team worked every day, everything that was unearthed was analyzed on site and all activity was meticulously recorded and photographed.”

They added that the coffee will be returned to its owners after the repair …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-27 09:33:00