by Chloe St John
Police have been given more time to question two people who were arrested in Newtownards yesterday on suspicion of the murder of missing Bangor woman Lisa Dorrian.
The 25 year old went missing after a party at a Caravan park in Ballyhalbert in Co.Down in 2005.
She's never been found and police launched new searches for her body earlier this week.
Detectives now have an additional 12 hours to question the 49 year old man and 34 year old woman.
Both remain in police custody.
Detectives from the PSNI's Major Investigation Tea investigating the murder of Lisa Dorrian have been granted an additional 12 hours to question a 49 year old man and a 34 year old woman on suspicion of murder. Both remain in police custody at this time.— PSNI (@PoliceServiceNI) 6 April 2019
Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy says new information and a development in technology brought about the fresh lead.
DSI Murphy wouldn’t be drawn on exactly what the new information was but says searches are expected to continue for several days.
Cheif Constable George Hamilton spoke about the investigation earlier this week:
PSNI Chief Con George Hamilton says he hopes fresh searches for missing Bangor woman Lisa Dorrian will provide justice and closure for her family: pic.twitter.com/Hpzh6udvwU— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) 4 April 2019