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Graeme Ferry disappearance: five charged over murder

Graeme Ferry
Image caption Graeme Ferry has been missing since 2 April

Five people have been arrested in connection with the death of a man who disappeared five months ago.

Graeme Ferry, 25, was last seen in the early hours of 2 April in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, after leaving a party.

His remains have never been found but Strathclyde Police said three men and two women had been arrested in connection with his murder.

They are expected to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday.

The three men - aged, 38, 33 and 30 - and two women - aged 30 and 26 - were arrested on charges of murder and attempt to defeat the ends of justice.

Det Supt John McGovern said: "Despite extensive searches over the past five months Graeme's body has never been recovered and I would urge anyone with any information in this respect to contact Strathclyde Police or Crimestoppers where information will be treated in confidence."

Mr Ferry was last seen in Bellshill on 2 April.

He was reported missing two days later after failing to turn up for work.

Police looking for Mr Ferry searched ground near Kirk O'Shotts Parish Church, close to the North Lanarkshire village of Salsburgh.

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