Two ar­rests in miss­ing Ni­cola case

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TWO men have been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of mur­der­ing young mother Ni­cola Payne, who dis­ap­peared 23 years ago while out walk­ing to her par­ents’ house.

Nigel Bar­well, 51, and Thomas O’Reilly, 50 – both of Coven­try – were charged yes­ter­day with the 18-year-old’s killing, and are due to ap­pear be­fore mag­is­trates to­day (We­nes­day), West Mid­lands Po­lice said.

Det Insp Martin Slevin said: “To­day’s charges fol­low months of ex­ten­sive in­quiries.”

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