Police in Alice Gross search comb parkland near site of disappearance

Police investigating the disappearance of London teenager Alice Gross have intensified their search in an area of parkland in West London.


by Ellie Hooper |
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Late on Thursday evening police identified Elthorne Park as an 'area of interest', a location just half a mile from where Alice was last seen along the Grand Union Canal Towpath four weeks ago.

Police were reluctant to comment further on the development last night, but did confirm that the park is a main focus of their search in the hunt for Alice.


Elthorne Park in West London sits to the North East of the towpath (PICTURE: Google Maps)

Today marks the four week anniversary of the 14-year-old's disappearance, with family members desperately appealing to the public for help bringing their child home.

Meanwhile, police are keen to track down Latvian born Arnis Zalkalns, 41, who was seen along the same towpath about ten minutes after Alice.

The builder, who was convicted of his wife's brutal murder in the late 80's, has not been seen since Alice disappeared.

On Thursday, police staged a reconstruction of Alice's walk along the towpath, featuring her distinctive 'power walk' in an attempt to jog anyone's memories who may have seen the teenager.

Yesterday her family spoke of their anguish, saying they are trying to remain hopeful.

'We're coping as best we can' said mother Rosalind, 50.

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