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Human remains found by fishing vessel

Police are working to identify human remains which were discovered by a fishing vessel off the south east coast of Scotland.

Lothian and Borders Police said the remains were brought into Eyemouth harbour after the discovery at about 1715 GMT on Sunday.

A teenage fisherman was lost at sea in the area after a collision involving a ferry and a trawler in August.

Daniel McNeil, 16, was on the North Shields-based Homeland prawn boat.

His 20-year-old brother, who was also on board, was pulled to safety by another boat.

Mr McNeil was from Tynemouth in North Shields.

The Scottish Viking ferry was travelling from Rosyth in Fife to Zeebrugge when the collision occurred on Thursday 6 August.

More than 20 fishing vessels and lifeboats were involved in the search, which spanned an area of more than 30 square miles off St Abb's Head.

The search was called off the following day.

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