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Natalie Putt: Land Searched Over Missing Teen

Police are searching land in South Staffordshire over the disappearance of teenager Natalie Putt 10 years ago.

Specialist teams are at private land off the Stourbridge Road in Wombourne after getting new information.

Natalie disappeared from her home in Thornleigh, Lower Gornal, in September 2003.

The young mother, who was aged 17 at the time of her disappearance, had given birth to a baby boy 11 weeks before.

Natalie's child, Rhys, continues to be cared for by relatives.

Superintendent Andy Parsons, from Dudley Police, said: "The missing person's investigation into Natalie's disappearance has always remained open and a number of new lines of enquiry have been investigated over the past 10 years.

"This current search is based on new information received by our investigation team and Natalie's family have been informed of the latest developments.

"We continue to urge people with information relating to this investigation to contact us as soon as possible."

Anyone able to help the police inquiry should call Dudley Police by dialling 101

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