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Moira Anderson search: Old Monkland Cemetery grave opened

Forensic experts have begun exhuming a family grave in North Lanarkshire in the search for the body of a schoolgirl who disappeared in 1957.

Moira Anderson vanished aged 11 during a trip to the shops in Coatbridge and bus driver Alexander Gartshore, a child rapist who died in 2006, has been linked to her disappearance.

Moira's family believe she may have been killed and buried at Old Monkland Cemetery in the family plot of Sinclair Upton, an acquaintance of Gartshore.

Chief Inspector Kenny Macleod said that such operations were not undertaken lightly and that police had information that Moira's remains "may well be within this burial plot".

  • 08 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK
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