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Investigation into death of Jean Hanlon closed

Jean Hanlon was found dead on Crete in 2009 Credit: ITV Border

An investigation by Greek authorities into the death of a Dumfries woman in Crete 9 years ago has been shut down, her family has confirmed.

The body of Jean Hanlon was found in the sea near the island's main town. Her death was initially reported as a drowning but a second post mortem suggested she had injuries consistent with a struggle.

The case has now been "archived" by local authorities but her sons have vowed to carry on the fight to find out what happened.

17-year-old who died in Moffat named by police

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A 17-year-old who died after being found unconscious at an address in Moffat has been named by police as Calum Lumb from the High Street in the town.

Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding his death, which is being treated as suspicious.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in relation to the incident.

Officers remain at the scene while forensics examine the property.

Chief Inspector Stephen Stiff said:

I can say at this stage we are not looking for anyone else in relation to this matter and the public should be reassured that their safety is a priority for Police Scotland. I would again stress that there is no danger whatsoever to the local community in the aftermath of this dreadful incident."



Police investigate suspicious death of 17-year-old in Moffat

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Police say they are treating the death of a 17-year-old teenager as suspicious, after he was found unconscious at an address in Moffat.

Emergency services were called to Moffat High Street at around 8.48pm on Monday 5 March.

The teenager was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where he was later pronounced dead.

Police remain at the scene while a full investigation is underway.

Local Policing Commander Chief Inspector Stephen Stiff said:

I would like to take this opportunity to reassure the local community in Moffat that there is no danger to the public as a consequence of this incident. Officers will be in and around the Moffat area carrying out related enquiries and patrols are ongoing in support of the local community at this time."

– Stephen Stiff, Local Policing Commander Chief Inspector