POLICE Scotland have confirmed there are “no updates at this time” regarding the ongoing search for the remains of Lynda Spence.

It comes more than three months after cops launched the hunt in a site near Dunoon, over a decade on from when Ms Spence was brutally murdered in West Kilbride.

Colin Coats and Philip Wade were sentenced to life imprisonment in 2013 for the murder of Lynda, receiving minimum jail terms of 33 years and 30 years respectively – two of the longest handed out by Scottish courts.

Police confirmed, in March of this year, that an initial assessment of a site near Dunoon was to be carried out in a bid to establish whether Ms Spence’s remains may be buried in the area.

They then provided a further update in May, stating they had begun digging in a remote area of Argyll.

Investigators had previously warned that due to the detailed nature of the operation any developments may take an extensive period of time.

The ongoing investigation has seen specialist search teams from Police Scotland, forensic scientists and soil experts from across the United Kingdom enlisted to help with their efforts.

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