Highlands & Islands

Woman's body found after Durness house fire

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Police have confirmed a woman's body has been recovered from a burnt-out house in the Highlands.

Officers had been attempting to trace 65-year-old Edith Allan since the fire at her home in Durness on Monday.

Formal identification has yet to take place but Ms Allan's family have been informed about the development.

A joint investigation has been carried out by the police and fire service but there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

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