POLICE have been continued their search of a property as part of an investigation into the death of a father-of-three over a decade ago.

Jesse Richards, was killed in a merciless and sustained attack over a drugs debt in Evesham, Worcestershire, in July 2009.

His remains have never been found despite a £10,000 reward offered for anyone with information that leads to his body being recovered.

Officers from West Mercia Police confirmed the address in Smorral Lane, Corley, Warwickshire, was being searched in connection with his death and a cordon was at the scene on Tuesday.

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In 2012, five men were jailed in connection with Mr Richards’ death and were collectively sentenced to more than 50 years in prison.

Detectives believe the body was originally taken to Warwickshire where it was hidden.

Lucy Richards, Mr Richards’ mother, said at the time: "Jesse would be 50 years old now and, although I know nothing will bring my son back to me, I appeal to the public and ask they put themselves in my shoes and please get in touch with police if you have any information at all.

"My son was taken from me in the most violent way and, ten years on, I have still not been able to lay his body to rest. I don't know where he is and the pain of not being able to visit his resting place is too much to bear."

Detective Inspector Mark Peters said: “Our officers remain at the scene.

"I would like to take this opportunity to again appeal to members of the public who may have information that could assist us in our search for Jesse.”

Farmland in the remote village was combed in 2018 but there has been no trace of his body so far despite a £10,000 reward being offered for any vital information.

After the group were jailed, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Loader, who led the investigation, said: "This was a brutal attack on an unarmed, passive, family man over a drugs debt.

"We are pleased these men have been convicted of this terrible crime but it is not a day for celebration.

"We still need to find Jesse's body and his family cannot have a funeral and lay him to rest until we do."

Anyone with any information is urged to call 101 quoting incident 204S or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.