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Skeletal remains found in Livingston by police

Mary Ferns
Image caption It is understood police were searching for Mary Ferns who has been missing since June 2008

Police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains in West Lothian.

Lothian and Borders Police officers found the remains at an embankment by the River Almond, in the Craigshill area of Livingston, at about 1500 BST.

They are understood to have been searching for 88-year-old Mary Ferns, also known as May, who has been missing for almost three years.

Mrs Ferns was last seen leaving her home in the Howden area of Livingston at about 0930 BST on 17 June 2008.

A police cordon is in place while inquiries are carried out.

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