THESE are the scenes as detectives continue to investigate the disappearance of Newbridge man Kyle Vaughan.

A team of detectives from the Gwent Police major incident team, dedicated neighbourhood policing officers and forensic experts are all involved in investigating the circumstances surrounding the 24-year-old’s disappearance, which is being treated as a murder investigation.

Search officers have been deployed and detailed searches of several areas are continuing. The police helicopter and dog section have also been used.

The last believed sighting of Mr Vaughan was on December 30 on the A467 between Risca and Cross Keys, some time between 11pm and 11.45pm. It is believed he was wearing a dark coloured beanie hat, a dark coloured T-shirt, 3⁄4 length denim shorts, white trainers and a gold chain. On the same night, at approximately 11.45pm, officers found Mr Vaughan’s car – a silver Peugeot 306 – which had been involved in a collision.

The 27-year-old man from Blackwood who was arrested on suspicion of his murder on Thursday was released from police custody while the 21-year-old man from Newbridge and 15-year-old boy from Abercarn, both arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been bailed pending further inquiries.

A 62-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice was bailed on January 11.

Detectives are continuing to investigate Kyle Vaughan’s disappearance and anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.