Searches will continue around Weybread home of missing Sylvia Stuart

An earlier police search team

An earlier police search team - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Police have said they plan to continue to search the area around the home of missing Sylvia Stuart.

Mrs Stuart, 69, was last reported missing 12 days ago from her home in Weybread, near Harleston.

The body of her 75-year-old husband had been found in woodland by their home in Mill Lane on the night of Friday, June 3 after the couple had been reported missing earlier that day.

Yesterday a Suffolk police spokesman said the force still planned for some searches to be undertaken in the area.

Mr and Mrs Stuart were last seen at Goodies Farm Shop in Pulham Market on Sunday, May 29.

On Monday a drone from Essex police was called in to search the area around Mr and Mrs Stuart home.

The drone's deployment follows extensive searches by dozens of officers in woodland by the couple's home.

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Friends of the couple, who were keen line-dancers, also searched the general area on Sunday.

A manhunt has been launched for key suspect Ali Qazimaj, a 42-year-old forklift driver from Tilbury in Essex and who travelled to Europe on a ferry from Dover on Saturday, June 4.

Anyone withy information on the whereabouts of Mrs Stuart is asked to call Suffolk police through the incident room on 01473 782000.