BREAKING - Divers scour caravan park lake in connection with seven-year missing person case

OFFICERS investigating the disappearance of Anne Simpson, who went missing from the Skegness area in 2004, have begun searching a caravan park in Sutton On Sea.

Anne was last seen on Sunday 26 September 2004 and was reported missing by her long term partner the following day.

In September 2011, a seven year anniversary appeal was made by Anne’s two daughters, coinciding with a routine police review of the case.

Following the appeal, an anonymous call was made to Lincolnshire Police from a public phone box in Wigston, Leicestershire.

The male caller offered information which has lead to the opening of new lines of enquiry.

As part of this enquiry, land and underwater searches are taking place on Tuesday 15 May at Lakeside Caravan Park, Sutton On Sea, and may continue for a number of days.

A 62 year-old man has been arrested in Devon in connection with the disappearance of Anne Simpson and is currently being questioned.

DCI Nigel Storey, who is leading the investigation, said, “For seven years, Anne’s family has endured the anguish of not knowing what happened to their mother.

The new information that has come to light may finally provide answers and offer her daughters the closure they seek.

“I believe that the anonymous caller possesses further information that will help us obtain those answers for Anne’s family and I would urge that person to contact us again and help me find out what happened on the day Anne disappeared”.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 35 of 15 May.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.