Robert Duff: Police divers search Highgate pond for body of missing man

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Police divers are searching a pond in north London for the body of a man who disappeared nearly eight years ago.

Robert Duff, who would now be aged 45, has not been seen since 12 January 2013, when he failed to attend his daughter's 18th birthday party.

Officers are searching the pond area in Highgate after receiving information that Mr Duff's body could be in the water.

Since his disappearance, officers have issued a number of appeals to trace Mr Duff, who was from Kilburn.

Detective Inspector Tom Williams said: "My team remains committed to finding Robert and providing the answers that his family are so desperately longing for.

"Following previous appeals, information was provided to my team that has led us to conduct a search of the No1 pond in Highgate. This work will continue over the coming weeks.

"Understandably, while this search is ongoing, this will be an incredibly distressing time for Robert's family.

"I would ask anyone who has information about where Robert is, or what may have happened to him, to contact police.

"Not knowing what has happened to a loved one is a torment no family should endure; if you can help, please do the right thing and contact police and give Robert's family the closure they deserve."

In 2018, two men were arrested on suspicion of murder but were later released under investigation.

Anyone with information that could assist police should call the incident room on 0208 358 0200 or dial 101