Man, 25, arrested in Hazel North inquiry

Dean Park scene and Hazel North Police believe the body recovered in Kilmarnock is that of Hazel North

A 25-year-old man has been arrested by police in connection with the death of Fife teenager Hazel North.

Earlier, officers said they had found a body in a park in Kilmarnock.

The remains were recovered in the Ayrshire town's Dean Park, which police had been searching since Sunday.

Ms North, from Dunfermline, last contacted her sister on 4 March and said she was meeting a male friend in Kilmarnock, about 60 miles away. She was reported missing on Friday.

The body was taken to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow for a post-mortem examination to be carried out on Tuesday.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that a 25-year-old man has been arrested and is presently detained in police custody in connection with her death. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

The man arrested by police is expected to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

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