Police have released a statement after ‘about 20 officers’ were spotted combing land in Stoke-on-Trent.
Readers reported seeing police in Century Street, Hanley, shortly before 10am today (December 11).
One said: “There are lots of police searching the wasteland off Century Street. There’s about 20 officers with sticks.”
Staffordshire Police has now confirmed why officers were spotted on the scene.
A spokesman said: “Officers are in the area searching for a missing person.”