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Police seek AVO on William Tyrrell’s foster parents

Police seek AVO on William Tyrrell’s foster parents

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As investigators begin a new search on the NSW Mid North Coast sparked by fresh information, NSW Police have mysteriously sought an apprehended violence order against the foster parents of William Tyrrell.

The AVO has been lodged on behalf of the parents of a child linked to the missing three-year-old.

That couple, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are scheduled to appear in court next week for the AVO.

Police have so far not commented on the AVO matter, or how it came to their attention.

In what has become one of Australia’s most baffling cases, William Tyrrell vanished from his foster grandmother’s Mid North Coast front yard in 2014.

Despite a $1 million reward, more than 600 persons of interest and hundreds of police searching the town of Kendall, he has never been found and nobody has been charged over his disappearance and suspected murder.

The renewed search, sparked by credible new claims about a person of interest, will focus on a dense patch of bushland about a kilometre from where he was last seen.

“We are looking for the remains of William Tyrrell,” Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Bennett said on Monday, adding the strike force would focus on three areas in Kendall.

The search will cover an area on remote Benaroon Drive, and police expect to be in the town for several weeks.

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