New Mills search continues in connection with 1970s mystery

POLICE have spent a second day searching land in New Mills in relation to the disappearance of a man over 30 years ago.

Specialist officers have been drafted in to examine land in the vicinity of Ballbeard Farm, off Laneside Road, after fresh information was received from the public concerning missing man Fred Handford.

Mr Handford was in his 50s when he disappeared in 1976.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire Constabulary said the search was likely to continue into the weekend.