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Ellesmere Port murder inquiry results in closure of M53 lane

Police say northbound lane of motorway at Ellesmere Port likely to be closed for most of the morning

Police have sealed off an address in Shephard Close during their investigation into the disappearance of Ellia Arathoon

Murder inquiry police officers investigating the disappearance of Ellia Arathoon of Ellesmere Port have closed off one lane of the M53 this morning (Friday, November 4).

Lane one of two has been closed on the M53 northbound between junction 10 at Little Stanney and junction 9 at Ellesmere Port.

Ellia Arathoon murder accused refuses to come out of his cell to face charge

Traffic is queuing heading away from Chester towards Ellesmere Port and police are warning drivers the lane is likely to be closed for most of the morning.

Watch: Police seal off canal in search for Ellia Arathoon

Yesterday afternoon, police revealed officers had discovered what are believed to be human remains close to the M53.

Later this morning, Craig Andrew Proctor, 39, of Shephard Close, Ellesmere Port, is due to appear before Chester Magistrates Court charged with murder in relation to the disappearance of 29-year-old Ellia Arathoon who is from the town centre and has not been seen since last Friday (October 28).

Murder charge brought over missing Ellesmere Port woman

Ellia Arathoon of Ellesmere Port

Discovery in Ellesmere Port of possible human remains

She was last spotted in the Cromwell Road and Shephard Close areas of Ellesmere Port.

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