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POLICE are excavating an area of the patio outside the Royal Standard Pub, Ely, today (April 20) as part of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of former landlady Deborah Steel.

Deborah Steel was last seen on December 28, 1997.

The search is being undertaken with the full consent of the present landlord, who is not connected with the investigation.

A 73-year-old man is currently on bail until April 29. Two men, aged 70 and 50, were previously on police bail but have since had it cancelled.

Anyone with any information should call 01480 425880 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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