Breaking: Fresh lead in William Tyrell investigation sees police begin digging bushland.

Over 30 police from the Homicide Squad will begin digging in bushland this morning, in the search for missing toddler William Tyrell.

Investigators searching for missing three-year old William Tyrell will today begin a “fingertip search” of a site in dense bushland between Bonny Hills and Lake Cathie, about 20km from where William vanished.

Three-year old William Tyrell.

Police have said that the search is for “evidence relating to the disappearance and suspected abduction of William.”

Inspector Gary Jubelin told News Limited “It is as a result of fresh information received.”

The Daily Telegraph reports that it “follows excavation of the Bonny Hills yard of tradesman Bill Spedding’s home in January, and the search of his Laurieton office. Mr Spedding is a person of interest in the case but has denied involvement in William’s disappearance.”

Police have said in a statement that the search is being coordinated by the Homicide Squad with assistance from the Public Order Riot Squad, Operational Support Group, Dog Unit and Water Police.

Strike Force Rosann has been established to investigate the toddler’s disappearance.

The search for William, who went missing five months ago, has so far shown up no signs of what happened to the little boy.

Last week, his devastated family issued a statement saying: “William’s Spiderman toys remain untouched and there is such a huge hole in our hearts. Walking past his bedroom is painful beyond words and having to do the day to day activities just reinforces that.

“Our sadness is overwhelming. As parents you wish for your children to have a long, happy and loving future. We desperately want that for our little William.”

Read more: William Tyrell’s parents have written a heartfelt plea for help.

Daily Mail reports that the search comes just days after Crime Stoppers websites in 26 countries posted a message about William’s abduction.

Detective Inspector Jubelin said that there was no evidence to suggest William had been taken overseas  – his disappearance is reportedly being treated as an opportunistic abduction by someone unknown to his family, or even a couple who may have been unable to have children themselves.

Anyone with information about William’s disappearance is urged to come forward via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

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