Missing Moira grave search

Police and forensic experts have re-opened a family grave today in search of the body of missing schoolgirl Moira Anderson, who was 11 when she went missing in North Lanarkshire in 1957. Searches will continue tomorrow.

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Police exhume grave in search for missing Moira

Police have begun exhuming a family grave in the search for the remains of a schoolgirl who vanished almost 56 years ago.

Police have begun to exhume a plot in the search for the remains of Moira Anderson Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Investigators have begun to excavating the plot of Sinclair Upton, said to have been an acquaintance of Gartshore, to see if the schoolgirl's remains were hidden there.

The excavation at Old Monkland Cemetery in Coatbridge is being led by Professor Sue Black and a team from the forensic anthropology department at Dundee University.

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