Search for Isabella Skelton ongoing
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As part of an investigation by GMP's City of Manchester North CID into the disappearance of Isabella Skelton, who was last seen over 50 years ago, specialist officers are working at an address in Crumpsall as part of their enquiries.
This address, on Lidiard Street, is where Isabella is last known to have lived before she went missing in June 1969 and investigators continue to exhaust every potential line of enquiry.
An age progression image (pictured) of what Isabella may look like now was released in September 2020 and the work in Crumpsall is the latest stage of the investigation.
Officers are maintaining an open mind as they do all they can to find out what has happened to Isabella.
The search at the property is expected to last at least two weeks and the current occupants of the address, who have no link to Isabella or her family, have been temporarily relocated with support from local partners.
Isabella's family continue to be kept informed of the latest stages of the investigation.
Detective Inspector Claire Moss, who is leading the search for Isabella, said: "Isabella's family continue to seek answers to her disappearance over 50 years ago and we are now taking our enquiries back to the address where she is last known to have resided before her disappearance in a bid for any clues that could help us.
"When people are reported missing to the police, no matter the passage of time, it is crucial that we do everything we can to find them.
"I want to reassure the local community that our work in the next few weeks is purely to try and aid our investigation."
Detective Sergeant Jamie Heaton has helped plan the search and added: "We have been working with local partner agencies to ensure that there is minimal disruption for residents in the area, and I encourage anyone with any concerns in the coming days to speak to our uniformed officers on the ground that will be on hand to provide information.
"Should there be a need to update residents further during this period, we will make sure that they are informed where necessary.
"I'd like to thank local residents for their co-operation and remind them to call us with any concerns on 0161 856 4304."