POLICE have launched a probe after human remains, believed to be a fragment of bone, were discovered on a beach in Angus this week.
The grim discovery, on Lunan Beach near Montrose on Wednesday, came just days after a woman’s skull was found near an Edinburgh golf course.
Part of Gogarburn Golf Club was shut down as police investigated the discovery last weekend.
A wider search of the area around Lunan Beach turned up no further remains.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We can confirm families of missing persons have been contacted after a fragment of human bone was recovered from Lunan Bay in Montrose and inquiries are continuing.”
Further police investigations were carried out on Thursday.