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A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Isle of Bute. The schoolgirl was staying with relatives on the island when she was reported missing in the early hours of Monday. Her body was found in woodland near her grandmother's home by…
A murder inquiry has been launched following the death of a young schoolgirl on a Scottish island. Alesha MacPhail, six, was reported missing from Rothesay on the Isle of Bute at 6.25am on Monday. Her body was later found in woodland on the site of a former hotel in Ardbeg…
The teenage daughter of a woman missing for more than six months fought back tears as she appealed for her mother to get in touch. Patricia Henry has not been seen by family or friends since November 13 last year. The 46-year-old lived in Paisley, Renfrewshire, before relocating to Girvan…
The family of Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison has said they are "utterly devastated" at his death.Police confirmed on Friday that a body found by police on Thursday evening was that of the missing musician.The 36-year-old band member had last been seen at around 1am on Wednesday after leaving the…
The body of a Scottish man who went missing on a stag weekend in Hamburg has been found, according to a charity helping his family. Liam Colgan, 29, from Inverness, vanished during his brother Eamonn's stag celebrations in the German city in the early hours of February 10. His body…
An MP has criticised the UK Government for its response over missing Inverness man Liam Colgan. Drew Hendry called for Ministers to be sent to the House of Commons to explain why they have failed to respond for three weeks on questions over Mr Colgan's disappearance. The Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch…
Television viewers were blown away by Sarah Lancashire's performance in missing child drama Kiri, although there was disappointment over "inaccuracies" in the portrayal of social work. The four-part series follows social worker Miriam Grayson, who is caught up in a police investigation when a nine-year-old girl disappears while on a…
Two police officers have been sacked after accidentally leaving a message on a mother's voicemail saying they hoped her vulnerable child would "get raped". The Avon and Somerset Police officers were on their way to an incident involving the child when one of them rang the mother's mobile for more…
Police investigating the disappearance of a woman who has not been seen for almost 18 years have arrested her carers. Margaret Fleming, 36, was reported missing in October last year from her home in Main Road, Inverkip, Inverclyde. But police said the last independent sighting of her was actually at…
Former carers of missing woman Margaret Fleming have told BBC Scotland they have spoken to her recently. Margaret, who has learning difficulties, had only been seen by her carers - Eddie Cairney and Avril Jones - since 1999, before they reported her missing in October last year. The report was…
Substantive information has been unearthed in the Irish Republic over the disappearance of schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson, a lawyer said. Her family is delighted to see progress on the decades-old case, a coroner was told. The material includes papers on lines of inquiry pursued by Irish police, searches carried out south…
Fifty-three police officers have been disciplined after failings surrounding missing person investigations in Northern Ireland, the Ombudsman said. Some PSNI members did not properly assess reports and there were further problems with supervision and searches plus missed opportunities to gather evidence, the watchdog said. Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire said…
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