Probe after human remains found in Scottish Borders

Incident in woods between Gordon and Earlston.

Incident in woods between Gordon and Earlston.

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A FORENSIC team is continuing to examine human remains found in woodland on the outskirts of the village of Gordon.

Police have not yet said how long they have been there or suggested if they are male or female.

The remains were spotted by a member of the public at 5.40pm on Sunday and a police cordon was thrown around the area.

A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed; “We are investigating following the discovery of human remains.

“Inquiries are underway to identify the remains and determine the circumstances surrounding the death.”

In September 2001 police conducted the search of 110 acres of marsh and dense woodland on Gordon Moss, 28 months after a local man went missing.