Police are attempting to identify the body of a female found washed up on a shore.

On August 9 2017, a woman's badly decomposed body was discovered in Drummore, Dumfries and Galloway, by members of the public.

The woman, estimated to be young to middle-aged, was found wearing size 10 jeans and knickers that had a Harry Potter logo on them.

The underwear featuring a Harry Potter logo

But her body had been in the water for some considerable time, making attempts to identify the woman extremely difficult.

Police Scotland commenced inquiries and over the following weeks and months, efforts to identify the body were carried out both locally and nationally without success.

But now, experts at Liverpool John Moores University have carried out a facial reconstruction and released an image.

The woman was found wearing size 10 black jeans

Detective Sergeant Nadine Scott at Stranraer said: "Missing person reports across both the UK and internationally have been checked without success. 

"The work by the Liverpool John Moores University has provided us with a facial reconstruction of a woman, not a portrait of the face of the person, but a representation of the face based on detail provided from the remains of the body. 

"Other information about the woman would indicate that she was about 4'11" tall, and about 7.5 stone in weight.

"Her age is estimated to be young to middle-aged.

Reconstruction by Liverpool John Moores

"When she was found she was wearing jeans, size 10 and pants which had a 'Harry Potter' logo on them.

Anyone with any information which may help the investigation is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting the reference number 1241 9 August 2017.

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Meanwhile, there are 11 cases in Merseyside listed by the  National Crime Agency UK, Missing Persons Bureau.

The online database lists information about bodies or remains found, in a bid to identify them.

It is the first online database of unsolved deaths in Britain and is part of a UK wide attempt by  police forces, across the country, to put names to hundreds of unidentified corpses, some dating back to the 1950s.

The oldest unidentified body on record was found in  Merseyside  in 1972, meanwhile the most recent was the remains of what is believed to be a man, on November 17, 2004.

All but two of those listed have been found washed up on beaches.

For the full list of 11 unidentified bodies found in Merseyside click here.