Qld cops end backyard dig at a rural town

Police have finished digging in the backyard at a home in rural Queensland as part of an ongoing child protection investigation.

Officers executed a crime scene warrant at the Chinchilla home on Tuesday and began combing the red dirt with sieves.

The home has now been handed back to the residents, however, State Crime Command and Dalby Child Protection Unit continue to investigate the matter, a spokesman said on Thursday.