The cafe being searched by police for a suspected victim of Fred West is run by a Stroud charity.

The Clean Plate Cafe in Gloucester is owned by The Nelson Trust, an addiction rehabilitation and women's support charity based in Brimscombe.

It is one of a number of community enterprises developed by The Nelson Trust to help people in recovery to develop the skills needed to get back into long term employment.

A spokeswoman for The Nelson Trust said: "Our thoughts and sympathies are very much with the families affected by this long-running, tragic story.

"As soon as we were made aware of the situation, we have done everything we can to accommodate the investigation.

''The Clean Plate will remain closed until all necessary activity is complete."

Investigating officers expect to be at the location for a number of weeks.