02/01/2016 10:00 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

Police Reportedly Question New Person Of Interest Over William Tyrrell Disappearance


Detectives have reportedly questioned another person of interest in the long running search for missing NSW toddler William Tyrrell.

News Corp Australia reports police have spoken to an elderly man in relation to the young boy's disappearance as the case enters its third calendar year.

The person of interest is said to be listed on the child protection register and police have reportedly searched his home on the state's mid-north coast.

The interviewed man told News Corp Australia that he has nothing to do with the missing child, who disappeared from his grandmother's home in Kendall on September 12, 2013.

A police spokesman told The Huffington Post Australia he could not confirm the details in the report because they related to an ongoing investigation.

"We do not discuss persons of interest but we continue to follow up numerous leads," he added.

The latest news on the ongoing search comes just months after up to 100 communities across Australia marked the anniversary of the boy's disappearance.

His family in October thanked supporters for their efforts in the search for their son, whose face and Spiderman costume have become an icon across the nation.

Earlier that month, white goods repairman Bill Spedding, who was named as a person of interest in the case, released a video denying any involvement in William's disappearance.

Police have previously said they were looking at two suspicious vehicles that were parked strangely on Benaroon Drive in front of Tyrrell's grandmother's yard in Kendall on the NSW mid-north coast.

Those with any information relating to the case are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the Crime Stoppers online reporting page nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.