Tayside and Central Scotland

Remains found after Denny farmhouse fire

Castlerankine Farm
Image caption The farmhouse was destroyed in the blaze which broke out early in the morning last week

Forensic officers examining a farmhouse near Falkirk which burnt down in a fire last week have found what they believe to be human remains.

Farmer David Miller, 65, and his 75-year-old sister May have not been seen since the blaze broke out.

Officers said they had been conducting a thorough forensic search at Castlerankine Farm, near Denny, in difficult conditions, since Monday.

Efforts are now under way to identify the recovered remains.

Emergency services were called to the two-storey house at 0345 GMT on 9 December after a member of the public raised the alarm.

A Central Scotland Police spokeswoman said the fire was not believed to be suspicious.

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