Excavation work completed at Clean Plate cafe in Gloucester
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Excavation work at the Clean Plate café has now been completed and we can confirm no human remains or items of significance to the investigation have been found.
Digging to access and examine six areas of interest or ‘anomalies’ in the cellar area began last Wednesday (19 May).
The anomalies were identified by a team of expert forensic archaeologists and anthropologists ahead of the excavation work, with the experts able to determine that the remaining areas of the cellar had been undisturbed since prior to 1968, when Mary Bastholm disappeared.
Each area was carefully examined by the forensics team with support from officers from the Constabulary.
The team worked each day, everything that was dug up was analysed on site and all activity was meticulously logged and photographed.
Mary’s family have been updated and is continuing to receive support from family liaison officers.
The café will be handed back to its owners once reparation work is completed.
Further statements from the Constabulary and Mary Bastholm's family will be issued later.