Police say they have ended a search for Moors murders victim Keith Bennett on Saddleworth Moor after finding no human remains.
An author claimed to have found evidence of the possible burial site of the 12-year-old boy who went missing in 1964 and whose body has never been found.
Keith was one of five victims of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, with three of them later found buried on Saddleworth Moor.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) began searching the area on 29 September but said there was “no evidence of the presence of human remains”.
Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Hughes said: “The investigation into Keith’s disappearance and murder has remained open since 1964 and it will not be closed until we have found the answers his family have deserved for so many years.
“The excavation and examination at the site is complete and, to reiterate, we have found no evidence that this is the burial location of Keith Bennett.”