Detectives investigating the disappearance of a Royal Navy sailor greater than 37 years in the past are looking a carpark in Gibraltar after receiving new info.
Simon Parkes, from Bristol, was final seen in December 1986 when the ship he was serving on, HMS Illustrious, was docked within the territory.
His disappearance has beforehand been a part of investigations by Hampshire Police into serial killer Allan Grimson, a former petty officer, who was jailed for all times for the homicide of two younger males and who was serving on board the plane provider similtaneously Mr Parkes.
Police have beforehand carried out digs at a cemetery in Gibraltar.
Last August they searched the Town Range automotive park – and now, following “a new line of enquiry”, officers from Hampshire Constabulary have returned there.
A pressure spokesman stated officers had been finishing up “a small amount of further excavation work” on the web site after “a further potential area of interest within the car park was identified to us”.
“A working group led by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary, comprised of detectives and specially trained search officers both from the police and military, will be carrying out the work in Gibraltar during the week of 15 January as we continue to investigate what happened to Simon Parkes,” he stated.
“The operational activity is part of our work to assess a new line of enquiry that has been presented to us.
“This newest exercise follows work carried out in August 2023 the place a small quantity of excavation work was undertaken at Town Range automotive park.
“Whilst nothing was found to progress the investigation, a further potential area of interest within the car park was identified to us.
“This investigation continues to be a collaborative operation between Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary and Royal Gibraltar Police with help from the Ministry of Defence.”
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Mr Parkes, a radio operator, was 18 years previous when he went lacking.
He went on to shore however by no means made it again on board and when the ship returned to Portsmouth days later, nobody knew what had occurred to him regardless of an enormous manhunt.
“Since then, investigations into his disappearance have so far failed to find answers for his long-suffering parents,” the pressure spokesman added.
Grimson was jailed in 2001 at Winchester Crown Court for the murders of naval score Nicholas Wright, 18, from Leicestershire, and barman Sion Jenkins from Newbury, Berkshire.
He has all the time denied being concerned within the disappearance of Mr Parkes.