Holly and Jessica: hunt moves to Suffolk

THE hunt for missing girls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells moved to Suffolk today, as police appealed to trace the driver of a car seen at Newmarket.A taxi driver told police that he saw the metallic green saloon swerving on the A142 at 7pm, at about the time, and near the spot where the two were last seen.

By Tracey Sparling

THE hunt for missing girls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells moved to Suffolk today, as police appealed to trace the driver of a car seen at Newmarket.

A taxi driver told police that he saw the metallic green saloon swerving on the A142 at 7pm, at about the time, and near the spot where the two were last seen.

He came forward with information after national media appeals and was interviewed late last night.

Police revealed today that he saw the car, which could have been a Peugeot 405 or Vauxhall Vectra, 30 yards ahead of him on the road.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Hebb said: "He saw the car begin to swerve and drive erratically.

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"He could see the driver of the car thrashing his arms about inside the car. The car continued to swerve at 30-50mph.

"As he followed the car, the taxi driver realised there were other people inside the vehicle. He could see a child in the front passenger seat and another person, believed to be a child, in the back seat of the car.

"He didn't get a view of the children but was able to form an impression they were children because of the height of their heads."

The car was being driven south of Soham in Cambridgeshire towards Newmarket on the A142 on the evening of August 4 around the time the girls were last seen.

The car turned into Studlands Park Avenue, Newmarket.

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