Defence in the Media: 30 April 2018

Today's Defence coverage includes news that the Royal Military Police will begin a major forensic search as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Katrice Lee 36 years ago.

Katrice Lee

The announcement that the Royal Military Police will start a major forensic search on the banks of the River Alme in Germany this week as part of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of two-year-old Katrice Lee 36 years ago is covered in The Sun, and BBC and Guardian online.

The investigation was reopened in 2012 and featured on BBC Crimewatch in February last year. The Royal Military Police have urged anyone with information to contact them on either a UK Helpline 0800 616888 or Germany Helpline 0800 184 2222.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

The disappearance of a child is every parent’s worst nightmare and I have been struck by the courage and dignity of the Lee family who have never given up on their search for Katrice.

As this major dig gets under way, the efforts and expertise of the Royal Military Police are behind the family. I urge anyone who was in the Paderborn area at the time of the disappearance to contact the helpline – even the smallest detail could be the key to solving this heart-wrenching case.

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